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BREAKING NEWS: Winter Storm warning issued

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…WINTER STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR EASTERN NC WEDNESDAY

AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

.A strong low pressure system will develop and move up the east

coast Wednesday into early Thursday. A combination of snow and

freezing rain will cause very hazardous conditions beginning

Wednesday afternoon, and peaking Wednesday night into Thursday

morning. Even if temperatures rise above freezing during the day

Wednesday, very cold ground temperatures due to this arctic

outbreak will allow any rain to immediately freeze on contact with

the ground. Precipitation will transition to mainly snow.3

Wednesday evening.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 7 AM EST

THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult

travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches

and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are

expected.

* WHERE…Martin, Pitt, Greene, Duplin, Lenoir and Onslow

Counties.

* WHEN…From noon Wednesday to 7 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in

visibility at times.

A press release by Jacksonville Department of Public Safety is urging local citizens to:

1 Fill up windshield wiper fluid and make sure your wipers are in good shape.

2 Clean the headlights and ensure they work properly.

3 Properly inflate your tires and check the tread.

4 Check the car battery so you’re not stranded.

5 Put a flashlight, extra batteries, first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable snacks, warm clothes and a blanket in the car just in case.

6 Throw a pair of sunglasses in the car for the intense sun-on-snow glare.

7 Fully charge your cell phone.

The Fire and Emergency Services of Jacksonville are urging people to not forget that cooking is the leading cause of fires in the winter.

Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, especially if you are planning to use wood or fuel-fires hearing, according to the press release.

Have flashlights, battery-operated lanterns,radios, fully-charged cell phones and non-perishable foods in the event of a power outage, the press release also states.

People are urged to not leave their homes unless it is absolutely necessary and is asked that you leave plenty of time to get to wherever you are going. Main roads are a must use in these conditions, reduce speed and double the normal distance between your car and the next.

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President Trump rumored to visit New Bern, NC Wednesday

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The 45th President of The United States of America Donald Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in Eastern Carolina Wednesday.

According to the New York Post, President Trump will be surveying the destructive damage left by Hurricane Florence.

The exact locations Trump will visit were not immediately available but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Trump’s North Carolina visit.

President Trump issued a disaster declaration Sunday for several counties in North Carolina.

The order issued is for residents in the affected area to apply for federal funding.

Locals in New Bern tells News In Onslow that Trump is expected to be in Downtown New Bern and that his car landed in Cherry Point, North Carolina Monday evening.

 

 

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One dead in Bear Creek Road wreck

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One person is dead tonight in a Bear Creek Road wreck.

The name of the person killed has not been released. Officials say alcohol use, speed and water on the road was all factors.

The driver died at the scene.

This story is DEVELOPING and we will release more information as it becomes available.

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Public’s Safety suffering at the hands of Onslow County Government, lifts mandatory evacuation

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Onslow County, North Carolina Government is causing a lot of confusion on the public’s safety to return home after many fled the area from Hurricane Florence wrath. 

Top officials in North Carolina including Governor Roy Cooper have told those who fled the state to stay where they are because it is not safe to return, but Onslow County Manager David Cotton said otherwise.

David Cotton said in an EOC(Emergency Operations Center) update Monday morning that evacuees from Onslow County will be able to return Tuesday, September 12, at 8:00 A.M.

Robin Knapp, an Onslow County Commissioner does not agree with Cotton’s decision and is urging evacuees to not return to Onslow County because it is not safe.

“We are not completely done with flooding and if it continues to rain, we will see an INCREASE in flooding. So, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE AN ATTEMPT,” he said in a Facebook post. (He deleted the below post).

Robin Knapp deeming it is not safe to return to Jacksonville before he deleted the post.

While the roads in and around Onslow County are still flooded and dangerous, many will lose resources and reimbursement due to the decision to lift the mandatory evacuation.

Routes back into Onslow County has not yet been decided.

Some in the area are worried that they will lose their eligibility for disaster relief funding through certain avenues, and employers will demand employees to show for work, and Fema has already begun denying applicants in Onslow County to receive help.

If you plan on traveling back soon; be mindful that rivers around Eastern North Carolina will crest which may result in the available passable routes today to become impassable in the next few days. You are also asked to bring back supplies that will last for 7 days.

Onslow County remains under a flash flood warning until 12:30 P.M. Tuesday.

Us here at News In Onslow responded to the confusion below:

 

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