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Landslide kills 2 in North Carolina

01 June, 2018, 18:38 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Storm Team 11 Forecast: Rain And A Few Storms Possible Tomorrow - Watching Flooding Risk

". this storm isn't yet over. I'm urging people to keep a close eye on forecasts and flood watches, and asking drivers to use caution especially when travelling in our western counties", Cooper said in a statement.

Minor power outages were reported in north Florida, and the state's emergency response team started closing shelters on Monday, citing a lack of need.

In western North Carolina, journalists Mike McCormick and Aaron Smetzler were killed Sunday while covering the impact of heavy rain in the area for NBC affiliate WYFF.

Shell plans to restore production at its Ram Powell Hub in the Viosca Knoll area of the Gulf as it soon as the platform can operate safely, the company said.

Residents living below Lake Tahoma were ordered to leave after the dam was inspected by an engineer.

But Cooper went ahead and declared a state of emergency for his mountain counties, saying the forecast for the rest of the week calls for isolated heavy rain storms that could instantly cause flooding in areas already soaked by heavy rain in the past 15 days.

"These inspections must be done during daylight hours".

"We have issued a flash flood emergency for McDowell County in NC", the service tweeted.

Lake Tahoma is a private lake in the mountains.

Spokesperson for McDowell County Emergency Management Karyn Yaussy said Wednesday as rain continues to move into the area, their biggest concern is now Lake James.

There was also a mandatory evacuation of downtown Old Fort in McDowell County because of flooding, the governor's office said.

The National Weather Service had a flood watch in effect through Wednesday morning for the northwestern part of the state because of moisture from subtropical storm Alberto.

Remnants of subtropical storm Alberto roll into central IN, providing most of the area some much-needed rain.

Officials in McDowell County reported that widespread flooding was being caused by heavy rainfall of 4-6 inches over the past 24 hours.

Multiple water rescues have been reported in McDowell County, including two state Department of Transportation workers who had to be rescued after a dump truck responding to a mud slide was pushed off the road into the Catawba River. Authorities couldn't immediately be reached Thursday for further details.

Local media reported that heavy rains caused the landslide which triggered a gas explosion.

All campgrounds along the Catawba River were evacuated, and significant flooding is occurring along the river.

A photo posted by The Asheville Citizen-Times showed a popular park in the tourist-friendly city overrun by water from the French Broad River.

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