NC towns still coping with flooding from Andrea
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 18:27:18 GMT —
VASS, N.C. (AP) - Some communities in eastern North Carolina are struggling with flooding days after Tropical Storm Andrea dumped record-breaking rainfall.
Residents in the Moore County town of Vass were being rescued Sunday from homes surrounded by water after a nearby lake swelled with 4 to 6 inches of rain.
Crains Creek Fire Chief Kenneth Mackey says more than a dozen residents were taken from their homes by boat Saturday night.
Officials further north in Rocky Mount said Sunday they're cleaning up after sewer lines backed up in two locations on Friday during the height of Andrea's rainfall. One dumped nearly 5,000 gallons into the Tar River and a second released 2,400 gallons into a Creek.
The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was blamed for one traffic-related death in Virginia.
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