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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding In Charlotte

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(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than 100 Charlotte firefighters and police officers helped evacuate residents from low lying areas following heavy rains that caused flooding.

An update issued by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Joint Information Center on Thursday said more than 4 inches of rain had fallen on parts of the city, with more thunderstorms predicted for the evening. Officials went door-to-door in low lying areas near swollen creeks and streams urging residents to voluntarily evacuate.

Firefighters responded to 27 calls for help involving flooding. Authorities said about a half-dozen homes had water inside their living areas, with dozens more inundated in basements and crawl spaces.

No serious injuries had been reported as of 6 p.m.

Authorities urged motorists not to attempt to drive through standing water in roadways.

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