Multiple deaths are being blamed on flooding and torrential rains in North Carolina. At least six people, including a child, have died so far.
More than 30 campers were rescued Thursday morning from flash flooding at a campground about 60 miles northwest of Charlotte.
UPDATE: Mooresville Fire Chief now tells me 33 people have been rescued from the Hiddenite Family Campground. pic.twitter.com/4rF2v1aWx7
— Kristi O'Connor WBTV (@KristiOConnor_) November 12, 2020
At least two people died at the campground. Rescue crews are still looking for unaccounted for campers, including two adults and a baby.
An 11-year-old was found drowned about 16 miles north of Raleigh. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office reports “witnesses believe the child was playing near an overflowed creek when the accident occured.”
In Burke County, a mudslide shut down roadways.
In the Charlotte metro area, drivers were urged not to drive into flooded roads after people had to be rescued from several submerged cars.
— Derek Miloff (@Dmiloff) November 12, 2020
More than 140 people were rescued from a charter school in Charlotte as flood waters rose Thursday.
CFD Units are currently on scene in the 9500 Block of David Taylor Dr; heavy flooding has lead to the evacuation of a Charter School; no injuries at this time; 143 persons have been rescued pic.twitter.com/ltDWL2CF4F
— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) November 12, 2020
Several firefighter teams tweeted pictures of rescues and submerged cars as a warning.
FOX 46 was on the air when a bridge in Alexander County collapsed from the flood waters below it.
CLOSE CALL! A bridge in Alexander County collapsed live on-air. Flooding rains have brought dangerous conditions across the western Carolinas. Please stay safe, everyone! @AmberFOX46
— FOX 46 Charlotte (@FOX46News) November 12, 2020