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Historic flooding reported in Charlotte, elementary school evacuated

Posted November 12, 2020 11:16 a.m. EST
Updated November 12, 2020 4:14 p.m. EST

My back yard is flooded bad and still coming up my driveway

— Historic flooding was recorded in Charlotte on Thursday.

According to WCNC Charlotte, a record was broken near uptown Charlotte, where Little Sugar Creek recorded a record crest of 15.2 feet, the highest it's been since 1997.

The station also reported 143 people were evacuated from Corvian Community Elementary School in Charlotte because of floodwaters.

A tweet from the Charlotte Fire Department showed cars underwater in that area.

Shane McDevitt posted a Twitter video of flooding on Interstate 227, where some cars had water up to their tires.

In western North Carolina, it was a scary moment for a FOX 46 reporter in Alexander County when she was standing on the Hiddenite Bridge right before it collapsed. The frightening moment was captured live on air.

Water rescues were reported in the same area earlier Thursday when a group of people got stuck at a Hiddenite campground.

According to the National Weather Service, in Mecklenburg County, 63 roads are closed due to flooding, and there have been at least 100 calls for help from people in flood conditions.

The storm system was moving from west to east out of Charlotte at 1 p.m., so the worst of the rain should be ending soon.

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