Rain Causing Havoc in Area
Reports of downed trees and power lines are pouring in to the 911 Call Center today, with the blustery winds and rain pelting the area causing the problems.
Trees have been reported down on Cypress Church Road, Old Glendon Road and in Taylortown, while a report of one tree on fire on Midland Road near U.S. 1 has also been received.
Power outages in various spots have been reported, along with a report of excessive water on Fairway Drive. High water has also been reported at the Pinehurst Traffic Circle.
Things are expected to get worse before they get better, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh. Wind and flood advisories, along with a flash flood warning have been issued by the NWS for Moore County.
Periods of steady moderate to heavy rain is forecast to continue through the county this afternoon into Thursday, with the rainfall totals of 4 to 7 inches expected before the system moves northeast of the area Friday.
The wind will be more forceful this afternoon through Thursday, with sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph likely. Frequent gusts of 30 to 40 mph are also anticipated.
The saturated ground from the rain will lead to weakening of some tree root systems and may weaken the ground around power poles, according to the NWS. Wind may topple some of these trees and poles, leading to sporadic power outages.
The NWS also advises those living near creeks and streams to monitor water levels closely and be prepared to take quick action.
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