WASHINGTON UPDATE: City issues latest information as of 11:30 a.m.

Published 11:47 am Friday, September 14, 2018

The city of Washington issued the following information as of 11:30 a.m. on Friday

90 percent of all the streets throughout the city are flooded. The only street that is passable is 15th Street and traffic flow is beginning to increase along this corridor. Please be reminded that the North Carolina Department of Transportation is responsible for maintenance on major streets within our jurisdiction. NCDOT are very busy in the county with trees that have fallen in the right of way and are coordinating their services with city staff. Currently the city has no trees that have fallen across our right of way.


  • EMS personnel continue to evacuate individuals in their homes in low lying areas. This activity will continue throughout the day.
  • Please do NOT interfere with our personnel when working. Individuals trying to take photographs are causing problems for our personnel.
  • Please use caution when cooking.


  • All of our circuits are up and running except one, which is Market Street Extension. This circuit will be energized once Jack’s Creek water goes down.
  • If you leave your home because of flooding and you know how to remove the breaker please do so as this will be of great assistance to our electrical crews.


  • All of our drinking water is SAFE and we have ample supply to last during this hurricane.
  • Sewer lift stations are being operated with our portable generators and service is currently on going.
  • The Southeast area of the city is currently under water, above previous hurricane levels recorded. The city has 5 crews working to remove liter and debris from the catch basins to allow the water to move into the Pamlico River. The pumps are now on at Jack’s Creek and we have staff monitoring the levels.