At least 30 rescued from flooded North Carolina homes as severe storms plague South

Severe storms with tornadoes, hail and damaging wind are also possible in the Plains on Wednesday.

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Dozens of people had to be rescued from their homes in North Carolina Tuesday afternoon as thunderstorms dumped heavy rain across the South.

According to officials in Kannapolis, just northeast of Charlotte,30 people had to be rescued in a mobile home neighborhood. Several streets in low-lying areas of the city have been closed because of flooding.

No injuries have been reported.

Authorities warn of continued flooding because Lake Kannapolis Dam continues to spill water into the creek. That is leaving downstream locations in danger.

Thunderstorms continue to erupt across the Gulf Coast as well. Parts of Florida were hit hard. Ocala, Florida, still has roads underwater. Miami even set a new rainfall record for the day on Monday. 

Growing flood concerns in Southeast

Flood Watches are in effect through Thursday afternoon, June 22, 2023.
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The Southeast and parts of the Carolinas are bracing for multiple days of heavy rain this week, causing the flooding threat to grow even though the rain will be spread out over five days.

A cutoff area of low pressure will remain nearly stationary across the region for most of the week. This will provide the necessary trigger for showers and thunderstorms, which will combine with a stream of deep moisture from the Atlantic to produce heavy rainfall.

Flood Watches have been issued from southwestern Virginia into the western Carolinas and northeastern Georgia through Thursday afternoon.

Rainfall forecast through Friday, June 23, 2023.
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Overall, between 3 and 5 inches of rain is expected for most of the region, but some locations could receive nearly 8 inches of rainfall by the end of the week. 


Wednesday severe threat

The severe threat stretches from the northern Plains through Texas on Wednesday. The greatest chance of seeing high winds and large hail with a possible tornado stretches from eastern Wyoming through western Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. The high threat continues from north Texas through eastern Colorado.

The FOX Forecast Center keeps the Sunshine State in a possible threat along with south Georgia.

The severe storm threat.
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Power outages linger in South

More than 127,000 customers remained without power Tuesday evening in Oklahoma after severe weather swept through the region over the weekend. In Louisiana, more than 57,000 were still without power.

Over 140,000 homes and businesses were out of power across Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Current power outages across the U.S.
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