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River flood warning has been issued for Bladen County until Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a river flood warning for Bladen County for the Cape Fear River until Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, flood stage for the river at Elizabethtown is 25 feet and the river is projected to reach 28.6 feet by Friday.

The National Weather Service predicts that flood waters will impact the grounds along the right bank of the river near Elizabethtown.

Flooding is also impacting the William O. Huske Lock and Dam No. 3 located at Tar Heel. A flood warning is in place for the Cape Fear River at William O. Huske Lock and Dam No. 3 until Sunday. As of 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, the river had reached 36.98 feet and flood stage is 42 feet. The river is expected to rise above flood stage later Tuesday and is projected to reach 51.9 feet by early Thursday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, at 52 feet extensive flooding will occur along the left banks of the river.

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