U.S.: 35 people are missing from flooding in North Carolina

Thirty-five people are missing as a result of flooding in North Carolina caused by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Fred. On August 18, Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency.

In a statement, the governor said that in the past three days, parts of western North Carolina have received about a foot (300 mm) of rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred and the rains that preceded it, resulting in record flooding. More than 98 people were rescued from flooding in western counties.

“This state of emergency will allow our first responders to quickly reach affected communities to save lives, restore power, remove debris and deliver supplies,” Governor Cooper said.

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