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Wilmington, North Carolina
Coastal Flooding Impact
Wind Tornadoes Inland Flooding Coastal Flooding
Impacts by County from coastal flooding for the NWS Wilmington, North Carolina warning area
 
None
 
Low
 
Moderate
 
High
 
Extreme
Alabama
Mobile

Florida
Jacksonville
Key West
Melbourne
Miami
Pensacola
Tallahassee
Tampa Bay

Louisiana
Lake Charles

Maryland
Baltimore/Washington

New Jersey
Mount Holly

New York
New York City/Upton

North Carolina
Newport/Morehead City
Wilmington

Pennsylvania
Philadelphia

South Carolina
Charleston

Texas
Brownsville
Corpus Christi

Virginia
Wakefield

Washington, DC
Baltimore/Washington


Coastal Flooding Impacts Definitions
Read this office's detailed Hurricane Local Statement

Low Prepare for the likelihood of minor flooding of low lying areas, with little or no damage. Some minor beach erosion and high waves may cause immediate waterfront roads to close. Expect coastal flooding impacts similar to those experienced from Hurricane Alex in 2004.
Moderate Prepare for the likelihood of some coastal flooding of immediate beachfront property and structures. Significant erosion, high waves, and inundation may cause closure of waterfront and coastal access roads. Minor inundation of coastal, bayside, soundside tributaries, and tidal creeks is possible. Expect coastal flooding impacts similar to those experienced from Hurricane Bertha in 1996.
High Prepare for the likelihood of significant, possibly life-threatening coastal flooding. Widespread inundation and damage to roads, infrastructure, and buildings is possible. Many waterfront and coastal access roads will be closed, possibly for weeks. Significant inundation of coastal, bayside, soundside tributaries and tidal creeks is likely. Expect coastal flooding impacts similar to those experienced from Hurricane Isabel in 2003.
Extreme Catastrophic, life-threatening coastal flooding. Complete coastal inundation and severe damage to roads, infrastructure, and buildings is likely. Nearly all waterfront and coastal access roads will be closed, possibly for months. Severe, possibly unprecedented inundation of coastal, bayside, soundside tributaries and tidal creeks is likely. Expect coastal flooding impacts similar to those experienced in our area from Hurricane Hazel in1954 and along the Gulf coast from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Wind
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Tornadoes
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Inland Flooding
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Coastal Flooding
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