They said mandatory evacuations were underway.
However, McDowell County Emergency Management sent out a message shortly after 10 a.m. local time Wednesday noting an engineer had found the dam was still safe and the evacuation order was canceled. Various Western North Carolina counties' emergency services were taking half-hourly readings of the river where it flows by residential areas, according to Matt Bush of Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville. Preliminary information was that the owners of those dams were taking appropriate measures to prevent problems, DEQ spokeswoman Bridget Munger said.
Areas downstream of Lake Tahoma Dam, including residences and businesses along USA 70 from Lake Tahoma Road to US 221 Business near Garden Creek, were evacuated Wednesday morning. Jeremy Waldrop with the county's emergency management office said crews were able to take a closer look. "A compulsory evacuation is taking place", the National Weather Service said on Twitter. She said five minor injuries were reported during water rescues as nearby creeks and streams overflowed their banks and several rock slides closed roads.
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Parts of North Carolina and Virginia saw 8 additional inches overnight.
The center of a depression that had been Alberto was about 400 miles (640 kilometers) west near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where Sherry Key had a fitful night of sleep because of high winds and heavy rains. Heavy rains saturated the soil causing the tree to fall over.
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Shelters were set up at two churches and a YMCA. "This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION", the alert said. The flash flooding threat continues for the next several days.
The remnants of Alberto will bring rain showers and thunderstorms to north central Wisconsin today.
CBS Greensboro, N.C.affiliate WFMY-TV reports a mudslide in Old Fort forced the shutdown of a portion of I-40. "This is the most significant flooding McDowell County has seen since 2004". The foot bridge at the Mountain Gateway Museum was destroyed by rising waters of Mill Creek, two bridges washed away on Mill Creek Road and Old U.S. 70 and many residents were without power. Life-threatening flash flooding is being reported along the Catawba River and its tributaries there.
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WYFF News 4 anchor Mike McCormick and WYFF News 4 photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were both killed when a felled tree crushed their truck in Tryon, North Carolina, on Monday as a result of the storm.