Alberto penetrates deeper into the interior as he landed on Memorial Day in the Florida Panhandle, causing flooding, landslides, fallen trees and blackouts throughout parts of the South, East and Central America, causing officials to warn of a threatening dam failure in North Carolina
Floods and landslides closed highways in the mountains of North Carolina, west of Charlotte.
Shortly after midnight, the National Meteorological Service ordered compulsory evacuations, announcing a bleak warning for areas downstream of Lake Tahoma that the dam holding the water in the reservoir would soon give way.
McDowell County Emergency Management reports that water is flowing along the banks of Lake Tahoma Dam. Evacuations south of the dam. This is a LIFE-TURNING SITUATION. TAKE ALL EVACUATION TASKS IMMEDIATELY! If you are not threatened by floods, you will find shelter there.
– NWS GSP (@NWSGSP) May 30, 2018
The Charlotte Observer Reports:
"Just before 10:30 pm Tuesday, a. According to McDowell County Emergency Management, mudslides closed both directions on Interstate 40 in McDowell County.
According to a 22:26 pm tweet by Jeff Crum, chief meteorologist at Spectrum News North Carolina, no people or cars were trapped subject to change, as a better understanding of the evolving situation of EMA folks in McDowell County clarified, "he added.
Flash flood warnings have been issued to several other Western counties in North Carolina, with the NWS warning that landslides and fast-rising waterways have created a life-threatening situation.
Although Alberto, the first storm of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, was demoted to subtropical depression shortly after he fell on his land on Monday, he was destroyed. At the edge of the system, emotions continued to be felt.
Among other things, it has left 25,000 people in Alabama without electricity.
"We had a lot of rain, but we were lucky, it was a constant rain, but not heavy rain," recalls Regina Myers, director of emergency management at Walker County, northwest of Birmingham, of the Associated Press.
Late Tuesday, Alberto's center moved across western Kentucky. 19659008] As we reported on Tuesday, a local news crew – a reporter and photographer – was killed in North Carolina when they covered the storm when a tree fell on their vehicle.