By MAX GOLEMBO, WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
(NEW YORK) — Relentless rainfall is pummeling North Carolina, sparking deadly flash flooding.
Flooding in Alexander County has four people dead and two others — one adult and one child — missing, officials said.
Rainfall totals have reached 8.6 inches in Rocky Mount and 7.66 inches in Wilson.
In Charlotte, where over 4.5 inches of rain fell in less than six hours, flooding led to evacuations at a charter school. At least 143 people have been rescued, fire crews said.
CFD Units are currently on scene in the 9500 Block of David Taylor Dr; heavy flooding has lead to the evacuation of a Charter School; no injuries at this time; 143 persons have been rescued pic.twitter.com/ltDWL2CF4F
— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) November 12, 2020
Flash flood warnings remain in effect across a large portion of North Carolina with flash flood watches in effect along the mid-Atlantic coast, from South Carolina to Virginia.
ABC News’ Matt German contributed to this report.
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