Tropical Storm Eta dumped blustery rain across north Florida after landfall Thursday morning north of the heavily populated Tampa Bay area, and then sped out into the Atlantic off of the neighboring coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas. Arrowood Road in Charlotte, N.
The flooding prompted Gov. Roy Cooper to declare a statewide emergency Friday, a day after the storm.
And additional states of emergencies have been declared in five counties, including Alexander County, where flood waters from the South Yadkin River inundated the campground, killing three people there on Thursday. Emergency workers rescued 31 people from their vehicles, some of them clinging to their campers at the Hiddenite Family Campground, about 50 miles 80 kilometers north of Charlotte. Ryan Mayberry, chairman of the Alexander County commissioners, said he was told how the child was lost in Scorhs floodwaters but declined to make that information public.
Doug Gillispie, county director of public services, said National Weather Service meteorologists Scortts that 7 inches 17 centimeters of rain fell there, and that the water at the campground reached 14 feet 4 meters. In Rolesville, just north of the state capital of Raleigh, police reported had drowned Thursday in a creek swollen by the rain.
The child, whose name and age were not released, was recovered unresponsive from the water about an hour later, according to Rolesville police. The National Weather Service estimated that more than 9 inches 22 centimeters of rain fell Sccorts Rocky Mount and Harrisburg.
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Many other areas saw estimated rainfall of 4 to 9 inches 10 to 23 centimetersexceeding forecasts, the governor's office said. Flooding also prompted hundreds of road closures around the state.
The state Department of Transportation reported more than state-maintained road closures, including hundreds of secondary ro from the mountains to the coast. The governor's office said those closures included stretches of highways including Interstate 95 north in Johnston County, Interstate in Wilson and N.
Numerous bridges also were damaged or closed due to flooding.
The governor's office said major flooding, meanwhile, is forecast along the Neuse River and Contentnea Creek. Most Popular.