GREENSBORO, N.C. -- With more heavy rain expected to make its way to the Piedmont Triad this weekend, homeowners living in flood plains should get prepared for possible flooding.
"Our concern over the next couple days is that if we get 6 to 8 additional inches along with some winds later this week, our concerns are both localized flooding, but also some power outages due to trees coming down because of the wet soil," Don Campbell, Director of Guilford Emergency Management, said.
Campbell said houses located in flood plains and even those nearby could see waters rise.
To search your address, check out the flood plain map here
"Whether the hurricane makes a hard left turn into North Carolina or turns out to sea, regardless it looks like we're going to be getting a lot of rain," Campbell said.
Here's a list of the places that tend to flood in High Point according to the police department:
- Centennial and Farris
- Centennial near Macedonia Park
- 500-600 block of E Commerce near Spring Valley Apartments
- Rivermeade and Eastchester, Fox Meadow Subdivision
- Elm, Lindsay, Quaker, Westwood, the hospital ER entrance on Elm
- Prospect and Ward near RR Bridge
- Main and Business 85
- Nathan Hunt and Main near the Blair Park area
Typically, places like Latham Park in Greensboro flood after heavy rains because of nearby North Buffalo Creek. If you look at the flood plain map, stripes note the areas that will flood first and then just the blue marks where the water would go next.
"Many, many years ago when we had a neighbor who had a canoe and he paddled over what became Latham Lake and picked up our kids and took them for a ride out over the street," Bill Drake said who's lived on Latham Road for more than 30 years.
Drake said his family's house has not seen major damage over the years because the water hasn't made it up to the living level. Plus, Drake said they installed a french drain system in the basement to get ready of any water that seeps inside.
"It's really more of a nuisance flood for us than it is any damage that takes place," Drake said. "We've seen the water come up as high as I think about three feet on our garage door."
Campbell said the I-40 and Business 85 split is another spot prone to flooding. Plus, any areas near creeks and lakes could potentially flood this weekend.
To search your address, check out the flood plain map here.
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