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State Emergency Operations Having Busy Spell

Posted July 24, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— As the remnants of Danny moved into North Carolina, the state's Emergency Operations Center cranked up to help.

Most of the requests for help, so far, have come in from the Charlotte area where heavy rain caused serious flood damage Wednesday.

After the rain ended in the Triangle Wednesday morning, there were no requests for help from Wake and surrounding counties, but damage assessment teams may check around the state tomorrow to decide whether outside help is needed.

Eric Tobert, Director of North Carolina Emergency Management says if the state is unable to take care of damages on its own, the next step would be getting FEMA assessment teams on the job.

Emergency personnel monitored Crabtree Creek and flooded roads throughout Thursday morning.