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More than 2 Dozen Evacuated in N.C. Flooding

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