Heavy rain leads to evacuations, landslides in western NC
Heavy amounts of rain created flooding and land slides in Polk County overnight, resulting in rescues and evacuations.
I have never seen anything like this. Michelle Breedlove talking to us through the phone. This was here. You could see the road perfectly fine. She and nine other neighbors are stranded after heavy rain covered parts of Horseshoe Gap Road in Tryon here on the past couple of years. First time we're really dealing with bad flooding. Polk County officials say This is one of dozens of secondary roads covered in mud and water throughout the area, landslides and higher elevations and Cruz blocking off roads. From the time we got the first call in the Packet Valley, I mean, it was only a matter of minutes until we were having to go from call to call. J. J. Saville says At least one man had to be evacuated from his home. He's asking residents to be prepared for flash flooding and be cautious while driving. Just be vigilant. Pay attention, Pay attention of those weather forecasts. No, your escape routes. If you had flooding in your area before, you're gonna have flooding again. So be prepared for that. With more rain on the way, Michelle Breedlove is concerned this could get worse, leaving her and her neighbors stranded for days. You need It's coming from fix the problem. Taylor Young News. 13