ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — An increase in flooding is expected in parts of northeast North Carolina Monday, officials said.
Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City Emergency Management officials said in a Facebook post Monday that the National Weather Service expects the flooding to rise between 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. due to winds from the southeast.
Water levels continue to rise in Pasquotank County, flooding yards and washing out streets.
“In the city of Elizabeth City there’s always a back road around everything and most people are accustomed to which roads they cannot take,” said City Manager Rich Olsen. “Right now we have roughly about six streets blocked off.”
Officials released a list of roads on Monday that have reportedly been impacted by floodwaters.
So far there have been no reports of water damaging homes, although it’s getting dangerously close.
“I don’t think there will be any lasting effects, at least in the city, because these areas historically flood and we don’t allow people to build in these areas,” Olsen explained.
Viewer photos and videos showed flooding along the Pasquotank River between Weeksville and Elizabeth City. Another photo from emergency management officials showed a pickup truck going through a partially flooded road in Weeksville.
City Officials say they are expecting to deal with the flood waters for the next two or three days.
Schools are still closed, but all government operations are reportedly back up and running.
Overall, people here are thankful they were spared the worst of the storm. Elizabeth City has even sent crews to help their neighbors down south.
“Now we have sent a number of our crews to other parts of the state to help out, they’re either law enforcement people, electrical crews or fire departments,” said Olsen.
10 On Your Side will continue to monitor conditions in Pasquotank County in the coming days.