Flash Flood Watch in effect for area

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:58am

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of central North Carolina, including Wake and Franklin counties, from noon today through Friday morning. Rainfall amounts of one to three inches are expected with higher totals possible. Areas of heavy rainfall may produce flooding, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Public Works personnel are clearing obstructions from storm drains along local streets and roadways. You can assist in this effort and help prevent flooding by clearing debris from storm drains along your street. You can also report storm drain blockages online via SeeClickFix at www.wakeforestnc.gov/report-problem.


Street Flooding Hazards

The following Wake Forest-area streets are subject to flooding and should be approached cautiously during significant rainfall events:

  • Durham Road/NC-98, Richland Creek

  • East Juniper Avenue near North Allen Road

  • East Juniper Avenue near North White Street

  • Forestville Road, Toms Creek

  • Forestville Road, Sanford Creek

  • Harris Road, Richland Creek

  • Heritage Heights Lane, 1300 Block

  • Jenkins Road, Horse Creek

  • Ligon Mill Road, Smith Creek

  • Ligon Mill Road, Toms Creek

  • North Main Street, Walnut Avenue to Cedar Avenue

  • North White Street, Juniper Street to Flaherty Avenue

  • Oak Grove Church Road, Dunn Creek

  • Purnell Road at Jackson Road, Horse Creek

  • Purnell Road, Mud Branch

  • Rogers Road, Sanford Creek

  • Rogers Road, Smith Creek

  • West Oak Avenue, Richland Creek

  • Wait Avenue, Dunn Creek

  • Wall Road, Wallridge Drive to Harris Road

  • Watkins Farm Road at Young Street