Transcript for Deadly flooding prompts urgent rescues from Florida to Carolinas
Now to tropical eta, ripping across the southeast. Deadly flooding stretching from Florida to the Carolinas. Rob Marciano is in Concord, North Carolina, with the latest on the urgent searches and rescues. Good morning, rob. Good morning. This is unfortunately not the T time that North Carolina has to deal with flash floods that are at least related to a tropical system. We had nearly ten inches of rain falling in a lot of the Piedmont. Look what it did. Completely rip through this two-lane road. That pipe got to be six feet. Couldn't handle the water and unfortunately it's not just washed out roads. There were people that were caught up in these floodwaters. Overnight, a desperate search for those still missing. Swept up in flash floodwaters in the Piedmont of North Carolina. At least seven deaths now being blamed on weather. Fed by tropical eta and another storm system that struck the Carolinas. The combination responsible for dumping up to ten inches of rain in some areas, three of the victims were in a flooded campground. Two still missing including a 1-year-old child. Cars swallowed up by flash floods. Houses completely erged. Many roads impassable. In one county alone, dozens of roads damaged. Four bridges washed away. First responders in Charlotte working to save those stranded. Across the state hundreds of schools forced to evacuate students to safety. You can see rescuers in Roanoke pulling this vehicle from rushing waters. The state not taking anyhances closg floodwalls to minimize the impacts of rising rivers. The James river is still rising in Richmond. That's the first time they've closed the floodwalls there in the capital city in over 20 years because the water has to drain out into the atlantic. Look at the flood warnings from rivers and the water that's still sitting in North Carolina and Virginia. Even as tropical eta has now dissipated into post-tropical and gets caught up in the front, this is the longest lived November forming storm since 1912, Amy. And we've got another storm we need to talk about in the we'll deal with that later in the show. Wow, something no one wants to hear about. All right, rob, thank you very much.
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