Wilmington Won't Become An Island This Time

Sep 3, 2019

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to pass 25 miles off the coast of Wilmington between 2 and 4 am Thursday morning. With it could be up to 10 inches of rain, and maybe more. But local officials say flooding should not be as severe as it was a year ago. 

Wilmington became an island during Hurricane Florence. That’s because 2018 was a record-setting year for rain, and the ground was extremely saturated. New Hanover County Emergency Management Director Steven Still.

“… And so we started seeing very increased flooding, which unfortunately cut off our points of ingress and egress out of the county our major conduits in and out of the county, which are I 40 and 421. We don't expect to see that with this storm. The message that we've been putting out, this is no Florence.”

However the storm course could still change, and bring Dorian closer to shore.

Vince Winkel, WHQR News.