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Local News
9:15 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Local Buyout Program Saves Homes From Flooding

Charlotte Firefighters & Police Officers responding to a service call in southeast Charlotte in August of 2011.
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It's been raining a lot in the Charlotte area. Since June 1, we've received about 12 inches of rain. That's about 7 inches above normal. About six homes were flooded last week in northwest Charlotte. But city officials say it would have been much higher if it weren't for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg floodplain buyout program. In the past 12 years, they've relocated 500 families.


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Local News
9:57 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Lakes And Rivers Rise, Bringing More Warnings

Water levels are up across the region, including this picnic area on Lake Cornelius in Davidson.
Credit David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net

All the recent rain has raised water levels on the region’s lakes and rivers, and brought more flooding in some areas. A flood warning was extended until 9pm across the region – especially at the upper end of the Catawba River basin.

Lake and river levels are up – in some cases above flood stage.  Duke Energy reports that Mountain Island Lake is above full pond, Lake Norman is nearly at flood stage and Lake Wylie is above normal for this time of year.

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Local News
10:28 am
Sun June 30, 2013

Cleanup Continues After Friday Storm And Flooding

A section of Gilead Road in Huntersville is closed after the pavement sank during flooding Friday night.
Credit David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net

Road and utility workers across the region are still cleaning up after Friday night’s storm, which included high winds and some of the heaviest rain in recent memory. Up to seven inches of rain fell over a couple of hours in parts of the Charlotte area, flooding streams and even washing out roads in some places. In Lincoln County, northwest of Charlotte, the main road into one neighborhood washed away, stranding about 30 families. Gilead Road, which runs east-west through Huntersville, remains closed near Ervin Cook Road after one lane over a small stream sunk about a foot. At the height of the storm Friday many roads were blocked by trees or flooding that stranded cars.  And there’s more rain ahead, straight through to Independence Day.

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Charlotte Observer
4:14 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Emergency Officials Warn Residents On Catawba River About Rising Water

Charlotte Firefighters work to warn folks of the flooding danger along Riverside Drive which is closed due to flooding along the Catawba River in western Mecklenburg County. Firefighters were going door-to-door warning people about flooding.
Credit Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

  Residents along the Catawba River should remain vigilant through tonight for rising waters caused by this week’s heavy rains, Duke Energy and emergency management officials warned.

A road in Charlotte was blocked Tuesday and firefighters were going door-to-door warning people about flooding along the Catawba River.

Water flowed downstream after mountain counties received heavy rainfall Monday. Some areas of the mountains got as much as seven inches of rain. Charlotte received 1.6 inches of rain, breaking a precipitation record.

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