North Carolina Firefighters Tow Residents From Flooded Apartment Building Amid Heavy Rain

The Winston-Salem Fire Department towed residents of an apartment building to safety in a raft after historic flooding inundated North Carolina on Thursday, November 12.

Various counties issued states of emergency as a result of flooding, power outages, and road closures, local media reported. At least 30 people were rescued from a family campground on Thursday morning.

The more than four inches of rainfall in Charlotte, North Carolina, set a new record as of Thursday, causing a local creek to reach a water level passing the record set by Hurricane Danny in 1997.

Flash flood warnings by the National Weather Service remained in place as of Thursday morning and were forecasted to continue until 4 pm. Credit: Winston-Salem Fire Department via Storyful