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Moore County Schools CLOSED Thursday for students & will be an optional teacher workday. 2hr delay on Friday! #Sandhills411

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Sunrise in the Sandhills Flooding caused by Hurricane Florence can cause problems with home septic systems. There are things homeowners with septic systems should do:
NCDHHS: Health Officials Warn That Excessive Rains, Flooding May Cause Problems with Home Septic Systems ncdhhs.gov Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are warning that the heavy rains and flooding from Hurricane Florence may cause major problems with septic systems.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Moore County will begin assessing damage to homes caused by Hurricane Florence today. Damage assessment teams will be sent out to homes that have reported damage. To report damage, you can call 910-947-4380 or click here: https://www.crisistrack.com/public/mooreNC/citizenRequest.html 2018-09-17T20:13:38+0000
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday September 17, 2018 -- we hope you came through the storm unscathed. Keep alert for flooding, though! Now here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: Hurricane Florence has weakened into a tropical depression, but more than 11-thousand Duke Energy customers in Moore County are still without power this morning... And we're still under a flash flood watch until later this morning... and flooding will be a factor for days to come... There could also be further power outages, as trees in the soaked ground may still come down, and land on power lines.. Moore County Schools are closed today for all students and staff... parents should check in on the Moore County Schools website, at ncmcs-dot-org, or at the district's Facebook page... ...the storm is pretty much over, but the risk of flooding remains, as rivers are swelling toward record levels... SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports water rescue specialists came in from Michigan on Friday to help the Crains Creek Fire Department, and Pinebluff Fire and Rescue received help from Kentucky... The Town of Robbins had a discharge of untreated wastewater on Saturday... an estimated 75-hundred gallons was discharged into Simlin Creek, part of the Cape Fear River Basin... the release was caused by a power failure due to damage from Hurricane Florence. Roads in and out of Wilmington were cut off by flooding, and water from the Cape Fear River swamps entire neighborhoods miles inland.... Authorities are looking at ways to get food into the city... as of Sunday, I-40 and US-74 weren't accessible. Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate from communities along the Cape Fear, Little River, Lumber Waccamaw and Pee Dee Rivers all projected to burst their banks. Seventeen deaths have now been attributed to Hurricane Florence......Record flooding is expected on the Cape Fear River in the coming week... the prediction is that it'll crest tomorrow at 62 feet in Fayetteville, more than 27 feet above flood stage... and in Hope Mills residents along the lake and downstream are urged to take shelter somewhere else... (AP) - Rescuers are plucking residents from flooded homes as North Carolina's swollen rivers are reaching record or near record crests from the epic rains unleashed by Florence. (AP) - Flooded rivers have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution worries as the swollen waterways near their crests. State regulators say flooding from Florence has prevented them from inspecting one coal ash pit collapse and that they have no reports so far of any animal waste pits being breached at the hog farms. Today: Showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. High near 83. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with showers and thunderstorms likely... Low around 72. Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.. High near 87.
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Town of Robbins North Carolina Highway 705 North in Robbins has been closed due to flooding on Bear Creek. Late Sunday evening, South Middleton Street/Talc Mine Road and Old Plank Road were closed due to flooding. Access to Robbins can be achieved via N.C. Highway 705 South and North Moore Road. Please limit travel to Robbins at this time. Do not attempt to cross flooded roadways.

The Main Sewer Pump Station along N.C. 705 North is partially submerged with water and is currently without a power supply. This occurred around 1:00 AM—soon after the bridge was breached at N.C. 705. The amount of the overflow is undetermined at this time, but includes a considerable amount of stormwater. The failure of the main pump station could have significant impacts to sewer services.

Residents are encouraged to conserve water in effort to reduce sewer output. Please use paper products and refrain from washing dishes, clothes, and other items at this time. It is possible that sewer could be backed up in low lying areas. Please exercise caution should they come in contact with any untreated wastewater.

Town staff are operating under an emergency response and are seeking assistance other agencies and contractors to get this resolved quickly.
If there are instances of sewer back-up or any related matter please contact 910.948.2431 Ext. 5

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