Fayetteville declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias’ landfall

Tracking the Tropics

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin declared a state of emergency ahead of the late-night landfall of Hurricane Isaias.

Fayetteville and Cumberland County could see more than 5 inches of rain as Isaias moves through the area. Some areas just east of the Interstate 95 corridor could receive more than 6 inches.

RELATED: Extra boat rescue crews working in Fayetteville as Isaias takes aim

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the area of the William O Huske Lock on the Cape Fear River – which is located just off Highway 87 south of Fayetteville.

Flash flood watches are in effect for much of central North Carolina.

As of the National Hurricane Center’s 8 p.m. Monday update, Isaias strengthened a bit to regain its hurricane status. It was roughly 60 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina, and 60 miles south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

More headlines from CBS17.com:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sponsored Content
Visit Buy Local

Trending Stories

Cumberland County Sandhills Current Temperatures
Fayetteville radar