WILKESBORO, N.C. — More than two dozen people have been evacuated as heavy rain brought flash flooding in western North Carolina.
WSJS-AM reported Tuesday that Wilkes County Emergency Service officials evacuated 28 people from their homes in the Moravian Falls community. They were taken to a local fire station.
Heavy rains prompted a flash flood warning for Wilkes County through mid-afternoon Tuesday.
The National Weather Service earlier had issued a warning for Burke County that expired before 7 a.m.
Forecasters said radar showed storms that could drop more than 3 inches of rain in the areas.
Heavy rains also were moving through the state’s southern mountains.
Information from: WSJS-AM