Flooding In North Carolina Kills Man And Child

Flooding In North Carolina is being blamed for the deaths of two people.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, flash flooding in North Carolina closed roads through out the region.

The North Carolina flooding caused officials to declare a state of emergency in Catawba County. At least 10 people needed to be rescued from the swiftly rising waters of the rivers. About eight to 12 inches of rainwater was dumped onto the area within 12 hours.

Officials say 48-year-old Juan Alberdi of Huntersville and 10-year-old Delilah Lovett of Charlotte were visiting the “bathtub” on Wilson’s creek when the flash flooding in North Carolina swept them away in the swift currents. Family members reported the two as missing, but finding them took hours. The bodies were discovered miles from the site they were apparently visiting on Saturday.

North Carolina flooding has also caused damage to 130 homes and other buildings. Many roads are still impassable due to standing water. Six roads are expected to take up to three months to repair. Interstate 85 was closed for a short while but should be back open. Water rescue operations have stopped because the flood waters are receding.