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What Wilmington roads are prone to flooding?

Ken Little

Take your pick.

For starters, says city stormwater services manager Dave Mayes, there is New Centre Drive, Racine Drive, Cardinal Drive, Cavalier Drive, Hunter’s Trail and areas of Masonboro Sound Road. But again, this doesn’t take into acount all the side roads and alleyways situated right next to these roadways.

There are sections of South College Road between Wrightsville Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, the area of Market Street around New Hanover High School and Dock Street, Orange Street and other blocks immediately to the south of Market Street. “Those are some of the ones prone to flooding,” Mayes says.

It usually takes intense rainfall over a relatively brief time frame to flood a street, as in early July, when about six inches of rain fell over a three-hour period in some parts of the city. But again, though it depends on the rainfall and other issues, because of the layout of the land we live in, flooded roads are just a way of life.

“There’s a whole lot of streets out there that have some flooding issues,” Mayes says.

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2 Responses to “ What Wilmington roads are prone to flooding?”

  1. On July 25, 2010 at 10:39 am Sam wrote:

    Ditto to Mr Mayes last comment. Here are a few that flood in the Northern part of the county with just a couple of inches of rain. Farrington Farms off Gordon Road; sections of White Road, Murrayville Road, Alamosa Dr, Brodick Ct, Potomac Ct & Dr, Newbury Way and Sheffield Ct (the latter 2 being just off Harris Rd/Shenandoah St).

  2. On January 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm Peter wrote:

    Before you buy a house in Ogden especially new construction inside Ogden Park there is flooding all over in heavy rains. Many of these issues were not considered when the houses were built in the last 4 years.

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