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Live blog: The latest on Hurricane Matthew

Follow FOX8’s live blog for the latest details on Hurricane Matthew.

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Watch live: Gov. McCrory provides 4 p.m. update on Matthew http://myfox8.com/on-air/live-streaming-sc/

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Rainfall totals provided by the NWS out of Raleigh for their counties:

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=RAH&issuedby=RAH&product=PNS&format=CI&version=1&glossary=0

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Gov. McCrory press release:

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory urged people to use extreme caution today as Hurricane Matthew is causing historic and prolonged flooding throughout eastern and central North Carolina.

 

“As blue skies return to North Carolina, our state is facing major destruction and sadly, loss of life,” Governor McCrory said. “This is still an extremely dangerous situation for North Carolina as major rivers are expected to flood in the coming days. As we know from the past, most loss of
life often comes after the storm. Our National Guard troops, swift water rescue
teams and helo-aquatic rescue teams are on the scene performing rescues as we
speak.”

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Track river flooding in North Carolina:

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=rah&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1&toggles=10,7,8,2,9,15,6

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From Greensboro police:

Please be advised the intersection of Fisher Park Circle and Victoria Street will be closed due to a tree down. Motorists are encouraged to exercise caution in the area and utilize alternate routes.

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Greensboro press release on traffic advisories:

GREENSBORO, NC (08 October 2016) 

Please be advised that due to the weather, the following streets and intersections are currently being effected: 

Double Oaks Dr near Westridge Rd:  There is a tree down across power lines. 

3600 block of Lewiston Rd : There is a tree down across power lines. 

Whitman Rd between O’Neil Place and Twain Road: There is a tree down across power lines. 

The Bridge on Latham Road at Cridland Road is closed due to street flooding. 

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes of travel and to exercise caution in the area.

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From press release by Cumberland County and City of Fayetteville Joint
Information Center:

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – As stated in the last press release, the situation here in Cumberland County and the City of Fayetteville remains critical and life threatening. Residents are advised to stay off the roads and shelter in place. We cannot stress that enough!  Please stay off the roads unless there is an emergency requiring residents to travel.  Road conditions continue to degrade rapidly.

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Rockingham County has issued a flood advisory until 1:52 a.m. Sunday.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR POOR DRAINAGE AREAS FOR… CASWELL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA… EASTERN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA… CENTRAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA… SOUTHERN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA… HALIFAX COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF DANVILLE IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 745 PM EDT SATURDAY

* AT 140 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR AND AUTOMATED RAIN GAUGES INDICATED HEAVY RAIN WHICH WILL CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE PAST 12 HOURS…COMBINED WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WILL LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND URBAN AREA.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… DANVILLE… EDEN… REIDSVILLE… SOUTH BOSTON… AND WENTWORTH.

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Instructions:
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS…URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO…PLEASE SEND YOUR REPORTS OF FLOODING… INCLUDING MUDSLIDES OR FLOODED ROADS…TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1…8 6 6…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. REPORTS AND PICTURES CAN ALSO BE SHARED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON TWITTER.

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Watch live: Gov. McCrory provides update on Hurricane Matthew

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Watch FOX8’s live news coverage for the latest on Hurricane Matthew: http://myfox8.com/on-air/live-streaming/

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11 p.m. Friday update from the National Hurricane Center: 

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8 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center:

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GovernorMcCrory Warns North Carolinians to Be Prepared for Historic Flooding from Hurricane Matthew 

Raleigh, N.C. – As the latest storm track for Hurricane Matthew shifts further north and west, Governor Pat McCrory is warning North Carolinians to be prepared for historic flooding.

 

“What we feared is now happening in North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “The immediate
concern from Hurricane Matthew is life threatening rain accumulation that has the potential for North Carolina to see the worst flooding since Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Our resources are in place and we are ready to respond. Be prepared, be careful and be safe.”

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Latest update from the National Hurricane Center:
Matthew down to Category 2 now. Max sustained winds: 110 mph.

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Governor Pat McCrory receives federal disaster declaration for 66 counties

According to press release:

“I urged our federal partners to move quickly on this request for assistance, and they did,” said Governor McCrory. “This declaration makes federal resources available to help local and state government agencies respond to the potential disaster and gives quick access to stockpiles of disaster supplies like bottled water and meals that FEMA has already staged at Fort Bragg.”