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Alberto brings landslides to North Carolina after 2 killings



The National Weather Service warns residents against staying off the streets as the heightened landslide and debris threat continues until Wednesday night.

"We've issued a flash-flood emergency for McDowell County, North Carolina." Tweeted . "Flash floods, landslides, and rapid rises on waterways are an immediate threat to life and property. Do not try to drive unless you're fleeing from flooding, which is a life-threatening situation."

Traffic at about six miles off Interstate 40 near Old Fort, North Carolina, was blocked late Tuesday night due to a landslide, McDowell County Emergency Management said.

Forces also carried out several water rescue operations through McDowell County, but no injuries or deaths were reported,

"People are asked not to travel unless they flood from flooding," the National Weather Service said.

Alberto was weakened on Monday to a subtropical depression, but nearly 30 million people in parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky were under flood floods for a long time.

Heavy rain soaked parts of northern Georgia, western Carolinas and Tennessee on Tuesday, increasing the risk of flash floods in these areas, the National Weather Service said.

Following entry into the Tennessee Valley, the system is expected to enter the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region Wednesday and Thursday after the National Hurricane Center.

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Florida, Mississippi and Alabama – the three states that bear the brunt of the storm – declared emergencies to Alberto.
Two journalists from South Carolina-based CNN subsidiary WYFF were killed Monday in Polk County, North Carolina. A tree fell on their SUV as they covered the dangerous weather, the station said.

Alberto landed Monday afternoon as a subtropical storm in the Florida Panhandle, reaching maximum sustained winds of 45 mph when it arrived at Laguna Beach, according to the Hurricane Center

Click here to watch the storm [19659012] The hurricane season is scheduled to officially start on Friday.


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