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North Carolina rains bring vehicle rescues, flooding worries

North Carolina rains bring vehicle rescues, flooding worries

Up to two inches of rain may have already fallen.* Some locations that will experience flooding include. Rain will be heavy at times and a few storms will also be likely.

Storms have dumped up to 8 inches of rain on North Carolina's capital, prompting firefighters to rescue people from their vehicles and delaying school bus schedules.

At the height of the outages on Monday, Duke Energy reported more than 59,000 people were without power.

Streets and several auto dealerships near the creek were flooded on Tuesday morning. Flood waters in the area will likely recede Tuesday evening. "Since Sunday, one weather reporting site in west Raleigh has measured over 7" of rain. Seas will quickly build late Monday night to 10 - 14 feet across much of the coastal waters, with the highest seas north of Cape Lookout. "The Raleigh-Durham Airport received just over 4.5" of rain Monday, a record for the date.

Flood watches were issued for parts of western and central North Carolina and in South Carolina's Upstate area. More than 48,000 of those customers were in Charlotte. About 1,000 customers were still without service in the Winston-Salem area.

State emergency management officials are warning of possible flooding along the Neuse River near Clayton and Smithfield, and the Tar River in Tarboro and Greenville.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for all areas, with a forecasted 23-35 miles per hour winds and 35 to 45 miles per hour gusts possible during the weather event along the coast and the Outer Banks.

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