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Record flooding reported along many North Carolina rivers

Several rivers across the ABC11 viewing are reaching record flooding levels following Matthew.
The Lumber River in the Lumberton area is currently running at record levels – 21.86′. The old record was 20′ with flood stage at 13′.

In the Smithfield area, the Neuse River’s current stage is 29.09′ and near crest Monday. The old record was 27.4′. It is expected to fall below flood stage late Wednesday.

The Cape Fear River in Fayetteville crested at 58.9′ Sunday night. The record is 68.9′. It could stay in flood stage through Thursday.

The Tar River in Louisburg crested Monday morning at 23′. The record is 26′. The river is expected to fall below flood stage Tuesday.

In the Rocky Mount area, the Tar River crested at 28.4′. The record is 31.7′.

The Tar River’s current stage in Tarboro is at 29.7′, but is expected to crest near 35.4′ Tuesday. The record is at 41.5.

The Neuse River is Goldsboro is expected to rise to 28.7′ by Tuesday afternoon. The record is 28.9′, so it will be close.

The Haw River is below flood stage and is no longer a factor in flooding.

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