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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

At Least Seven Dead in North Carolina Floods

Flash floods due to tropical storm Eta leaves at least seven people dead in North Carolina on Thursday, according to authorities.

Flash floods due to tropical storm Eta leaves at least seven people dead in North Carolina on Thursday, according to authorities.

Several deaths have been reported across the state, with Alexander County reporting three people who were found dead while two are still missing. 

Still in Alexander County, about 30 people were rescued from the flood at the Hiddenite Family Campground. Authorities said that another person died in a car when floods swept a bridge. 

Raleigh reported a woman who died on Interstate 40 near Rock Quarry Road, due to a car accident.  Police also reported a drowning of a child in Rolesville. Another two died in Iredell County. 

Based on its latest Twitter updates, the North Carolina Emergency Management has announced that flood warnings are still in effect for most areas in the state. Rivers found across the western and central regions are already receding. However, rivers in the eastern part of the state will still continue to rise. 

The Emergency Management says mostly clear skies will be expected on Saturday.

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