Landslides and Flooding Near North Carolina Dam Causes Emergency Evacuations

Landslides and Flooding Near North Carolina Dam Causes Emergency Evacuations

The new system of severe weather in the southeastern part of the country remained cause for concern for some residents: Flood warnings and flash flood watches were still in effect for the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas of the country.

Four North Carolina dams being closely watched by a state team of special engineers were holding up, Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday. Also in North Carolina, record amounts of rain contributed to a landslide that killed two people when their home was destroyed, ABC News reported.

"Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, a mudslide closed both directions of Interstate 40 in McDowell County, according to McDowell County Emergency Management".

More rain is expected to fall over the next few days due to the remnants of the subtropical depression Alberto moving through the Carolinas, resulting in the possibility for more flooding. Emergency officials order the evacuations because an engineer inspecting the dam was anxious it might break before officials could get a better look in the daylight.

A U.S. Geological Survey automated rain gauge about two miles south of the Tahoma dam measured 3.88 inches of rain over the last 24 hours.

Up to 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain caused flooding to creeks and rivers in the city of Helen, Georgia, around 10 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

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About 2,000 people were evacuated after emergency managers said the Lake Tahoma dam in western North Carolina was in danger of "imminent failure". Jeremy Waldrop with the county's emergency management office said crews were able to take a closer look. Various Western North Carolina counties' emergency services were taking half-hourly readings of the river where it flows by residential areas, according to Matt Bush of Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville.

Shelters were set up at two churches and a YMCA.

Heavy rain moved through parts of Long Island on Friday morning, and more was expected throughout the day, forecasters said.

Emergency management officials said 100-200 people total were under this evacuation. There were no other occupants in the home.

Alberto was more of a rainstorm than a wind threat, but the National Weather Service said at least one tornado had been confirmed.

On Tuesday, the storm fizzled into a subtropical depression as it rolled into Alabama but forecasters warned of potentially risky flash floods even as winds dropped to 30 miles per hour (48 km per hour).

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