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Florence Raises Water, Rearranges Town
Days 2 & 3: Fishing pier destroyed; boats, dragon unmoored
September 15, 2018

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urricane Florence peaked at 9.6 ft, according to TownDock’s low-tech Stick-in-the-Basement. That stick has marks from Isabel (9 ft) and Irene (9 1/2 ft). Florence left her mark at 9.6 ft, one inch above Irene.

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Saturday morning, South Avenue. (Photo Pat & Laurie Stockwell)

High-tech water level readings became unreliable as the storm went on; Florence destroyed the Lou Mac Park pier to which the US Geological Survey gauge was attached. As the pier went, so went that gauge. Water levels are still high, but receded to the 4-5 ft range as the storm slouched slowly toward New Bern.

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The Rabid Rabbit on “A” Dock at Oriental Harbor Marina (Photo Keith Smith)
High waters in town kept TownDock staff inside HQ the day after the storm, but others went out to survey the damage.

Update TownDock staff have found a way out and about town. More pics to come.

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Garland Fulcher docks. (Photo Pat & Laurie Stockwell)
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Oriental Harbor Marina (Photo Pat & Laurie Stockwell)
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Boat up Green’s Creek. (Photo Eifel Kreutz)
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A view, mid-storm, of the Pond Dragon heading toward the Garland Fulcher docks. (Photo Mark Sudduth, submission Kyle Bartruff)
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A bird’s eye view of South Water St looking toward Hodges (Photo Jan Dique)
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Trucks lined up in Greenville, waiting for Florence to pass (Photo Sam Myers)
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A house on Dawson Creek looks to be missing it’s north wall (Cyndi StClair Brann)
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Remains of the Lou Mac Pier (Photo Eric Kindle)
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Mainsail Point (Photo Eifel Kreutz)
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Raccoon Run, on the west side of Oriental Rd (Photo Pat & Laurie Stockwell)
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Deaton’s Docks near Pecan Grove Marina (Photo Pat & Laurie Stockwell)
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Ensign Services and Point Marina in Whortonsville (Photos Kevin Bryan)
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Miss Winkie’s store and Point Marina, Whortonsville (Photo Kevin Bryan)
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A small bird rides out the storm on a screen. (Photo Laurie Sampson)
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Flooding in New Bern, in the area of Craven and Johnson Streets (Photo Maurice Howland)
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Flooding in New Bern, New Street (Photo Maurice Howland)
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This photo came in from more than one reader. Near Pecan Grove Marina. (Pat & Laurie Stockwell)

Posted Saturday September 15, 2018 by Allison DeWeese


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