SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — The Cape Fear region is still recovering from the impact of Hurricane Florence last month and now there’s another hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico that could have an impact on the region — albeit, a less intense impact than Florence.
Starting Wednesday, rainfall from Hurricane Michael will touch down in the greater-Wilmington area, according to the National Weather Service’s latest briefing.
Meteorologists are projecting rainfall could exceed two to four inches on Wednesday and Thursday, with higher amounts possible in some areas.
With the ground saturated from Hurricane Florence, inland flooding is also predicted.
In Pender County, officials are encouraging residents and businesses that suffered roof damage from Hurricane Florence to secure structures with tarps ahead of the storm. The county’s emergency services director, Tom Collins, said in a press release to prepare for flash and river flooding.
Hurricane Michael could bring tropical storm force winds, so residents of the area are encouraged to secure any loose objects.
For all the latest information on Hurricane Michael visit the National Hurricane Center online.