Flash Flood Emergency in North Carolina’s State Capitol
Raleigh, NC has been inundated with torrential downpours over the last severe days. Some of the most significant rain has fallen in the downtown Metro area. Over 8 inches of rain has led to numerous rivers overflowing their banks closing numerous roads in and around the Raleigh area.
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) April 25, 2017
Many local river has exceeded their banks causing major flooding in neighborhoods and local residences. The National Weather Service in Raleigh is watching the Neuse River Basin very clossing for potential major and historic flooding.
Combination of rain and water from Crabtree Crk leading to moderate/major river flooding on Neuse River (Clayton/Smithfield/Goldsboro) pic.twitter.com/WL0mSXtlq2
— NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) April 25, 2017
Most local rivers and streams in the region have left roads impassable.
— NC Emergency Managem (@NCEmergency) April 25, 2017
A list of road closures and reopenings can be found on the Raleigh government website. Click here for the latest updates.
The city of Raleigh is in Wake county and most of the county is reporting more than a half a foot of rain in a short amount of time which has led to this flooding event.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein