Pamlico County seeing early impacts of Hurricane Florence

ORIENTAL, NC (WITN) - Flooding has already begun in one Eastern Carolina county due to Hurricane Florence.

Part of Hodges Street on the waterfront in Oriental is underwater.

Locals say flooding here isn't out of the ordinary, but those that are staying put in the town know this is only the beginning.

The county is under a mandatory evacuation, and typically the only way out of the area, Highway 55, floods during normal rain events.