STORM FRED UNLEASHES ‘CATASTROPHIC FLOODING’ IN NORTH CAROLINA AND LEAVES 35 PEOPLE MISSING AS IT HEADS TO NEW YORK
TROPICAL Storm Fred has left 35 North Carolinians missing as it sets to punish New Yorkers with flash floods.
There are three dozen people who remain unaccounted for Wednesday in one North Carolina county after the storm’s torrential floods turned roadways into lakes and brought about widespread blackouts.
“We have homes that are completely destroyed and off their foundations,” Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher said.
“Mobile homes that were moved, and mobile home parks that I would call completely destroyed.”
The county had declared a state of emergency on Tuesday readying for Fred delivering “landslides and flooding” as well as “power outages, damage to infrastructure and unsafe road conditions.”