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Flooding Reported In Parts Of Wilson County

Posted July 25, 2006

— Up to 4 inches of rain caused flash flooding in Wilson County on Tuesday, leading to the closure of about 10 streets and leaving several vehicles stalled in high water.

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    The closed streets included main thoroughfares such as U.S. 301 and Ward Boulevard, said city spokesman Brian Bowman. The state Highway Patrol said other roads, including N.C. 42, had water flowing across them but didn't have to be closed.

    "It was a typical summer storm. The water came down fast and then had nowhere to go because we're so flat," said Gordon Deno, Wilson County emergency management director.

    Between 2 and 4 inches of rain fell over Wilson County between 4:30 a.m and 7:30 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

    Bowman said lightning strikes caused power outages to 12 to 20 homes.

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