Severe Flooding Prompts States Of Emergency, Leaves 3 Dead In North Carolina

 Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Severe flooding persists as waters continue to rise in the southeastern United States. The flooding forced hundreds from their homes, caused travel disruptions and damaged property early this week.

Western North Carolina is among the regions hit the hardest by the storms. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper held a press conference to address the flooding across the state Monday afternoon.

“Over the weekend, we saw rains that had a serious impact on our state that we will feel for several days,” Cooper said. “Several counties received as much as 12 inches of rain.” According to Cooper, over 80 swift water rescues have been performed so far.