Heavy rains bring flooding to North Carolina
Dateline: 12 November 2020 - Charlotte/Wake Forest
Date: 11/12/2020 06:47 PM
Charlotte, North Carolina - 12 November 2020
1. Various of high waters
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Meko Chosen, Charlotte, N.C. resident:
"Well, it looks like Lake Ontario. And this is very bad and what people don't realize – I have an issue with this – because there's a container that belongs to somebody, so I don't know what's in the container. It has floated from somewhere."
3. Various of flooding
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Meko Chosen, Charlotte, N.C. resident:
"You have a dumpster that's sitting over on the far side that is floating. It's flooded. The street is out, the garden is down, that's why I say and the walkway, flooded."
5. Various of flood waters
Wake Forest, North Carolina - 12 November 2020
6. Various of high waters
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Heavy rainfall across North Carolina caused flood waters to rise Thursday morning.
Water rescues, evacuations and school cancellations were seen in some parts on the state, including the foothills, where up to nine inches of rain fell in a short amount of time.
In Charlotte, Meko Chosen walked to her neighborhood park to find the athletic fields completely submerged.
"It looks like Lake Ontario," she said.
"And you have a dumpster that's sitting over on the far side that is floating," she added.
In northeast Charlotte, firefighters rescued 143 people from a charter school as waters continued to rise. No injuries were reported there.
But flash flood warnings are still in effect across the state until at least 2 p.m.