Jim Leonard documented Floyd's impact on Wilmington. Reports of chest-deep water were received from two locations around the Pine Lakes County Club in Myrtle Beach. Climate Plots Sort By 2009 Hurricane 201 Sundeck ... 1999 Bayliner 2859 Ciera Express. It destroyed 2 houses a half mile apart near the Albemarle Sound. NOAA Atlas 14 contains statistical rainfall return periods for points across the United States -- Wilmington’s recorded rainfall of 19.06 inches in three days lies in between the statistical 200 and 500 year rainfall events, while Southport’s 24.06 inch total is near the statistical 1000 year rainfall event. Significant flooding was reported along Town Creek. A tree was blown down and was witnessed by a citizen. Parker, AZ . Education and Outreach National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather History Calendar Discussion Brunswick County, NC – Mandatory evacuation of the beach communities was ordered, and a countywide curfew was put into effect at 10 pm Wednesday September 15. Flooding displaced residents in the Riegelwood, Acme, and Delco communities in eastern Columbus County. The Morning Star reported that beach walkways were swept away on Oak Island, and septic tanks for some coastal homes were excavated by beach erosion. An officer with the town’s police department was quoted in the Morning Star as crediting a beach renourishment project the prior year for preventing worse damage from occurring. Text Products Other Marine Reports, Marine Information Hurricane Floyd made landfall with sustained winds of 110 mph and a storm surge of about 10 feet (Pasch and others, 2000). WRN Ambassadors Science and Technology, Office Programs Below you will find a select amount of radar and satellite images archived from Hurricane Floyd. Student Volunteer Information Rip Currents, Forecasts Eastern NC Skywarn Date: September 16, 1999 Landfall: Cape Fear, North Carolina Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale: Category 2 Main impact: Flooding Highest rainfall total: Southport, 24.06 inches The heavy rains it brought to an area already saturated by Hurricane Dennis just a couple of weeks before contributed to the disastrous damage inflicted on the state. Text Forecast Floyd then moved slightly east of north and increased in forward speed, coming ashore near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at 2:30 a.m. on September 16. New Hanover County’s schools suffered an estimated $1.5 to 2 million in damage from Floyd including storm surge flooding at Wrightsville Beach Elementary, broken windows at Gregory Elementary and Williston Middle Schools, and roof damage at Laney High. Three people in Duplin County were killed attempting to drive across flooded roads. This house is one of many that are barely standing amidst the debris. Multiple locations were found. U.S. Highway 17, and NC Highways 211 and 133 were closed for a time due to high water. The Morning Star quoted a member of the Pender County rescue squad “Most people around here know what to do when they’re flooded, but we’ve got places getting flooded that have never been flooded before…” Two people were killed by flood water including one who drove off I-40 into a flooded ditch, and another in a vehicle along Coras Grove Road near Burgaw. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Briefing Page Sorry, the location you searched for was not found. Ocean Prediction Center Floyd weakened and made landfall at Cape Fear, NC as a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds on September 16. UV Index About 15 feet of U.S. Highway 421 washed out next to the Black River bridge between the Sampson County towns of Delway and Clinton. Initial results indicate that the effects of Hurricane Floyd on shoreline erosion and dune retreat were greater than the effects of Hurricane Bonnie, a Category 3 storm that made landfall in the same area in 1998. September 15-16, 1999. 3 to 4 other homes sustained minor damage. Totals of nearly 11 inches were measured in portions of New England. Forecast Discussion New River Inlet Road was overwashed and scoured out by storm surge in multiple locations. It was the second hurricane to have hit the state in less than one month, with Hurricane Dennis arriving just 10 days earlier. National Marine Information Newport/Morehead City, NC533 Roberts RdNewport, NC 28570252-223-5737Comments? Rip Current Risk Office Newsletter Many rivers across the eastern Carolinas and Virginia reached major flood stage or record flood stage, and most of Hurricane Floyd’s fatalities were directly due to flooding. EM Briefing River basins and rivers themselves are overlaid on a NASA satellite image. One motorist was killed in Columbus County when he drove his car into deep water. A tornado touchdown in the Perquimans County community of Durants Neck destroyed two homes and damaged several others. NOAA Weather Radio Local Climate Records New records were set in Philadelphia for the most amount of rain in a calendar day, 6.63 inches. US Dept of Commerce Floyd produced a storm tide over 10 feet high across the Cape Fear area beaches, destroying many beachfront homes, businesses, and piers, and causing severe beach erosion. Observed (red) hourly traffic counts on SC Highway 9 during Hurricane Floyd's evacuation versus normal traffic counts (blue) one week earlier. This station reported winds sustained at 86 knots for a 20-minute period centered at that time, at an anemometer height of 44 meters. Glenn C. Woodard, federal coordinating officer for North Carolina relief operations, said residents and business owners who sustained hurricane losses in the designated counties can begin the disaster application process on Friday, September 10, by calling 1-800-462-9029, or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. Lusby, MD . Hunt says (Sep 17, 1999), Cape Fear starts to clean up (Sep 18, 1999), Aftermath mixes emotions; Carolina Beach residents relieved (Sep 18, 1999), Crews on the job; some power may not be back until Tuesday (Sep 18, 1999), Heartache rises with the water (Sep 18, 1999), Massive rescue effort across stricken areas (Sep 18, 1999), Oak Island dune demolished (Sep 18, 1999), Officials fly over waste spills as tracking begins (Sep 18, 1999), Worst part has just begun in Pender County (Sep 18, 1999), At least 19 dead, many more still missing (Sep 19, 1999), Bald Head Island mayor reviews damage (Sep 20, 1999), Flooding sends pollution gushing (Sep 20, 1999), Huge swath submerged; rescuers save hundreds (Sep 20, 1999), Schools clean up damage so kids can head back to class (Sep 21, 1999), Toll mounts in human life, property (Sep 20, 1999), Tough choices made as folks flee drowning Pender homes (Sep 20, 1999), Stories of the Storm: Worst flooding I've ever seen (Sep 20, 1999), Concern mounts over sewage, carcasses (Sep 21, 1999), Dennis, Floyd combination deals worst flooding in memory (Sep 22, 1999), Closed roads, failed phones leave Maple Hill isolated (Sep 22, 1999). Waves of heavy rain began moving across the eastern Carolinas during the day of Tuesday September 14, expanding in coverage that night and continuing into Wednesday September 15. September 20, 1999 North Carolina Reeling in Hurricane's Aftermath By PETER T. KILBORN. All NOAA. The following day as winds increased to 40 mph the depression was upgraded to tropical storm status and named Floyd. Mesonet Year 2015 . In the Pinetops community of Edgecombe County, six people lost their lives when a boat being used to rescue 11 people capsized on Town Creek. A turn to the west, caused by building of high pressures, was followed by a period of rapid intensification. Weather Activity Planner The new, larger eyewall contracted slightly, and the hurricane briefly re-intensified to Category 4 status. Archives of the Morning Star in the 1990s are freely available in Google's newspaper archive. There was a 10 meter anemometer measurement of sustained winds of 83 knots at 7:10 UTC with gusts to 106 knots at 7:16 UTC taken by a University of Oklahoma meteorology professor near Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Southeast Regional Radar A New York Times article on September 16, 1999 mentioned that 65 percent of Charleston’s population evacuated to inland areas ahead of the storm. Eight cyclones affected the state in the 1985 season National Ocean Service Floyd’s winds weakened as the center accelerated northeastward across eastern North Carolina and eastern Virginia, however heavy rainfall and additional flooding continued along the storm’s path from eastern Virginia, Maryland, and into New Jersey. Long Beach, NC, September 17, 1999 -- The devastating 15-foot storm surge that accompanied Hurricane Floyd damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses along this community's ocean front and flattened its frontal sand dunes. Carolina Power & Light reported 73,000 customers were without power in the Wilmington area at the height of the storm. At least 10 tornadoes were reported by spotters during the event. Aviation Tropical In southeastern New York, rainfall totals were generally in the 4 to 7 inch range with localized amounts of 13.70 inches in Brewster. The disturbance that would later become Floyd was recognized as a tropical depression on September 7 while over the Atlantic Ocean halfway between Africa and the Leeward Islands. Local Hydro Information, Additional Information One resident being evacuated from flooded Whitestocking Road along the west bank of the Northeast Cape Fear River told a Morning Star reporter he “saw cows, pigs, and a horse fighting for space on the front porch of a home on NC 53…”. Severe Weather Safety, NOAA Links In Nash County, North Carolina, the National Guard rescued residents of the town of Nashville using helicopters and jet skis. Significant flooding developed over the next couple of days along the Meherrin and Nottoway Rivers in southeastern Virginia. Irene developed in the western Caribbean Sea on October 13 from a tropical wave.. Irene was a wet hurricane for Florida, similar to many hurricanes of the 1930s and 1940s. It Almost Happened Again in 1999 The mid and late 90s were quite active for tropical systems in North Carolina. WHFL TV produced this 15 minute feature showing flooding in the city of Goldsboro, NC and relief efforts provided to area residents after the storm. NOAA Weather Radio Hurricane Irene was an Atlantic tropical cyclone.The storm caused heavy damage across Florida and North Carolina in October 1999. Hurricane Preparedness Daily Temp and Precip Summary Millions of coastal residents from Florida through North Carolina evacuated ahead of the storm. The courthouse was destroyed, along with all public records, as well as many crops and livestock. Up to four feet of water entered the Azalea Lakes apartments. Wind Gusts, Lowest Barometric Pressure, Rainfall Totals, * North Myrtle Beach Airport's anemometer failed around 3:00 a.m. September 16, 1999, Local Newspaper Articles - Hurricane Floyd. Carolina Power and Light reported 2,250 power poles were damaged and that 465 miles of power lines were down on their electrical network. Aircraft were also flown to safer locations away from Langley Air Force Base and Oceana Naval Air Station. Beach, Rip Current and Surf Dennis draws a bead on North Carolina August 31, 1999 Hurricane Dennis expected to stall August 30, 1999 North Carolina evacuates barrier islands ahead of Dennis August 29, 1999. CoCoRaHS The list of North Carolina hurricanes from 1980 to 1999 encompasses approximately 68 tropical or subtropical cyclones that affected the U.S. state of North Carolina. It remains the single greatest disaster in North Carolina’s history. In the Pamlico and Neuse Rivers tides were six to eight feet above normal with the highest water observed in the Core Creek area. of Emergency Management. Graphical Landfall occurred at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday morning September 16, 1999. Please try another search. Floyd originated as a tropical wave that moved off the coast of Africa on September 2. Between 1108 am and 900 pm on Wednesday, September 15 the NWS in Newport/Morehead City, NC issued 20 tornado warnings, averaging 2 per hour. Generally, sustained winds in Eastern North Carolina were 40 to 50 kt with gusts 60 to 70+. The Morning Star reported a new inlet was opened at Myrtle Drive in Surf City. Infrared satellite loop from GOES-8 of Hurricane Floyd's landfall. Social Media Feeds Please select one of the following: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL081999_Floyd.pdf, - https://projects.ncsu.edu/atmos_collaboration/nwsfo/storage/cases/19990915/, https://docsouth.unc.edu/highlights/floyd.html, https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri004093/pdf/rainfall.pdf, https://www.weather.gov/media/publications/assessments/floyd.pdf, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dennis slammed the North Carolina coast less than a month before Hurricane Floyd with over 10 inches of rain in areas of eastern North Carolina. Hurricane Floyd hit eastern North Carolina on September 15, 1999, dropping almost 20 inches of rain in certain areas. Extensive structural damage occurred due to tornadoes across the county warning area. North Carolina is no stranger to hurricanes; most recently, Hurricane Matthew devastated the state. Mobile Weather It neared category five intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale as it approached the Bahamas, and produced a flooding catastrophe in the eastern United States, particularly in North Carolina. National Hurricane Center report on Hurricane Floyd - https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/tcr/AL081999_Floyd.pdf, NWS Raleigh - https://projects.ncsu.edu/atmos_collaboration/nwsfo/storage/cases/19990915/, NWS Newport/Morehead City - https://www.weather.gov/mhx/Sep161999EventReview, UNC Chapel Hill DOCSouth feature on Hurricane Floyd - https://docsouth.unc.edu/highlights/floyd.html, USGS report on Floyd's Historic Rainfall - https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri004093/pdf/rainfall.pdf, U.S. Department of Commerce Service Assessment for Hurricane Floyd - https://www.weather.gov/media/publications/assessments/floyd.pdf, Research and Page Author: Tim Armstrong NWS The Flood of the Century, the 500-Year Flood, Hurricane Floyd. Jan 13, 2016 - Explore Helen Berry's board "1999, Sept. - Hurricane Floyd - North Carolina", followed by 238 people on Pinterest. At that point, the National Hurricane Center named it Tropical Depression Eight, while it was approximately 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The resulting rainfall saturated much of the soil in North Carolina … Enhanced National Radar Mobile Weather Floyd made landfall near Cape Fear early in the morning of September 16 with maximum sustained winds near 105 mph – category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Floyd continued strengthening and became a hurricane on September 10. The hurricanes of 1999 in North Carolina were some of the deadliest on record. Joe Skipper / Reuters file CREATIVE. Aviation Forecasts Another occured near Durants Neck in Perquimans County. Office Newsletter Rain and Rivers The business district in Bladenboro was flooded two feet deep, and in East Arcadia deep floodwater entered numerous homes and rose above the height of first floor windows. The storm surge heavily eroded the beaches and transported up to three feet of sand into some homes in low lying portions of Carolina Beach. One-third of the roof (approximately 20,000 square feet) at Brunswick Community Hospital blew away, damaging most of the rooms and collapsing some of the interior ceilings. Select from premium 1999 Hurricane Floyd of the highest quality. Areas significantly affected included Downtown Conway and the river neighborhoods of Jackson Bluff, Pitch Landing, Savannah Bluff, and Lees Landing. Satellite Loop of Floyd as it Hits East Coast, Storm Wind Velocity Loop from NWS Wilmington, NC, Radar Estimation of Storm Total Precip from NWS Wilmington, NC, Radar Estimation of Storm Total Precip from NWS Wakefield, VA, NOAA GOES Satellite Composite from September, 16 at 1445Z. New Hanover County, NC - Coast Guard staff evacuated the Wrightsville Beach station on Wednesday. Ten days after Floyd’s landfall the Waccamaw River gauge reached a peak of 17.61 feet, over six feet above flood stage. KLTX radar loop of Hurricane Floyd's landfall on the North Carolina coast. Floyd’s storm surge reached three feet at the beaches, but it was heavy rainfall that led to flash flooding across large sections of the county. Around 400 people were rescued from rising flood water in Edgecombe County. NOAA in the Carolinas Floyd was first tracked as a tropical wave off western Africa on 2 September. Activity Planner Additionally, tropical cyclones in North Carolina were responsible for about 56 direct fatalities and at least 47 indirect casualties during the period. Multiple locations were found. 2016 Hurricane Boats 231 CC. NOAA Magazine, Office Information Then on September 11th, Floyd approached major hurricane strength with winds of 110 mph, just north of the Leeward Islands. Snow’s Cut Bridge which connects Carolina Beach to the rest of New Hanover County closed before the storm and didn’t reopen for the public until Saturday, September 18. Three-hourly surface analysis maps of Hurricane Floyd making landfall on the North Carolina coast. Cyclones affecting North Carolina include all that have had an impact on the state but did not make direct landfall. Four tornadoes or funnel clouds were seen in the Wilmington, NC county warning area, but no damage was reported. Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. 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