Monday’s rainfall is not expected to cause additional flooding in the Greenville area, the National Weather Service at Newport/Morehead City reported.
The gauge at the Greenville Town Common showed the Tar River crested at 18.94 feet on Monday, slightly less than the 19 feet which the U.S. Geological Survey says marks major flood stage along that part of the Tar River.
Even so, the Town Common bulkhead and its walkway were inundated over the weekend.
Portions of the South Tar River Greenway and areas along River Drive also flooded. Water encircled a house at the intersection of River Drive and North Warren Drive and the grounds of Dockside Apartments.
A Greenville Fire-Rescue spokesman said crews helped evacuate occupants from one location on River Drive but had no additional details. Greenspring Park, and areas along Green Mill Run Greenway, also flooded.
The National Weather Service forecast a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rainfall on Monday.
The river level is expected to begin decreasing this afternoon and temperatures are expected to be in the 60s through Thursday. If the level continues to fall as forecast, it should reach 15 feet — still in the minor flood stage level — by Saturday.