North Carolina Governor Declares Emergency Over Floods

Nov 13, 2020

Credit NCDPS

Flooding caused by heavy rains across North Carolina prompted Gov. Roy Cooper to declare a state of emergency on the same day searchers resumed efforts to find a 1-year-old and an adult still missing after flood waters swept through a campground. County-level emergencies also have been declared in Burke, Catawba, Iredell, Yadkin and Alexander counties. Alexander is where flood waters from the South Yadkin River inundated a campground, killing three people. Emergency workers saved 31 others from their vehicles, some of them hanging onto their campers. Hundreds of roads have been closed by the floods.