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North Carolina Landslide crushes home, kills two; Virginia Flooding sweeps away two



A look at the house, which collapsed on Wednesday afternoon with two people.

[Boone North Carolina Police Department]

  • North Carolina police said a house in North Carolina collapsed and killed two people. 19659004] At least two people are missing in Albemarle County, Virginia, after flash floods overnight.
  • North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared the state of emergency for floods and landslides in Western North Carolina.
  • A Local State In 1962, at least two people died in North Carolina and two in Virginia, after fertile rainfall associated with subtropical storm Alberto had caused flash floods and landslides.

    North Carolina police said two people were killed in Watauga County in a suburb of Boone, North Carolina, on Wednesday afternoon after rains caused a landslide that led to a "catastrophic destruction" of a house while we were two people

    Photos posted by first responders on social media show that the home was in ruins. The police did not publish the names of the victims.

    (MORE: Where is Alberto Now? )

    Weeks of wet weather in western North Carolina saturated ground there even before the arrival of rain from Subtropical Storm Alberto, meteorologist Linda Lam said.

    "Alberto then brought additional rain showers that triggered several landslides in West North Carolina Tuesday through Wednesday," Lam added.

    More rain is expected on Thursday. [19659012] In Albemarle County, Virginia, a man and a woman are missing after more than 8 inches of rain fell in just a few hours, causing lightning floods, sweeping cars, and closing about a dozen streets in the area Brian Wheeler, director of communications for Charlottesville, Virginia, said on Thursday morning opposite weather.com

    Wheeler said that two vehicles were swept away at about 21:30 pm near a swollen Ivy Creek Wednesday. A vehicle and its individual inmates were rescued by rapid-fire rescue teams, but the two inmates of the other vehicle remain missing.

    At least 10 water rescues have been carried out in this area by teams of the Albemarle County Fire Rescue and Lynchburg Fire Rescue, Wheeler said. In the vicinity of U.S. 29, the flood damaged a water supply line that supplies drinking water to part of the city; Teams arrived on Thursday morning and tried to repair them.

    A local emergency was declared by officials of the Albemarle County . Schools in the county were also closed due to dangerous conditions reported WVIR-TV.

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for flooding and landslides in Western North Carolina on Wednesday. Evacuations were ordered overnight in McDowell County for fears that the Lake Tahoma dam could fail. These evacuations were lifted after the engineers found the dam was safe.

    In Alabama flooding emergency due to rainfall led to Alberto evacuations on Wednesday

    The tsunami hit the counties of Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Greene and Hale, according to the National Meteorological Service. Throughout these districts roads were reported on widespread flooding, and the authorities asked the residents not to travel until the conditions improved.

    "Do not try to travel unless you fled an area that was exposed to floods or 19659022]" said a tweet from the NWS Wednesday morning.

    This is a developing news story. Please check to learn more about the missing persons in Virginia.


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