Wake Forest preparing for Tropical Storm Elsa 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 4:25pm

Town officials are monitoring the threat posed by Tropical Storm Elsa which could bring up to three inches of rain to our area.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for portions of central North Carolina, including Wake and Franklin counties, Thursday from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Rainfall amounts of one to three inches are expected. Areas of heavy rainfall may produce flooding, especially in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Wake Forest residents can report storm drain blockages online via SeeClickFix at www.wakeforestnc.gov/report-problem.


Street Flooding Hazards

The following Wake Forest-area streets are prone 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

Additional updates will be provided as needed. In the event severe weather occurs, the Town will issue regular updates through a variety of means. To stay informed: