6:15 UPDATE: 140000 in Richmond area without power; man killed in Pittsylvania flash flooding; 2 missing in Charlotte …
1 dead in NC after Michael slams state
Roads were turned into rivers as torrents of water gushed through them. Motorists found themselves taking alternate routes as whole streets became impassable, and low-lying bridges were submerged. Emergency services conducted multiple rescues of motorists who had become stranded in their waterlogged vehicles.
Strong winds brought down trees and electricity lines leaving hundreds of thousands of residents without power. According to authorities more than 900,000 homes and businesses across Florida, Alabama and the Carolinas were left without power.
Hurricane Michael Death Toll Rises to 11 After 5 Killed in Virginia
One person was killed when a tree fell on their car around 1 p.m. near the intersection of Mocksville Highway and Songbird Lane in Iredell County. (WBTV) [ + – ]
The National Weather Service in Wakefield said the areas of interest for investigating the tornadoes are Dinwiddie and Amelia counties and include Sutherland, Toano, Gloucester and Mansboro.
STATESVILLE, N.C. (WNCN/WBTV) – Authorities confirmed a person was killed in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Michael pounded the area.
I want to urge all Virginians to prepare for the serious possibility of flash floods, tropical storm force winds, tornadoes, and power outages, said Northam. I am declaring a state of emergency in order to provide state assets to Virginians and to assist our neighbors in states who are dealing with the devastating effects of this historic storm.
One person died in Statesville in Iredell County after a tree fell on a car. CBS 17 sister station WBTV reports it happened around 1 p.m. near Mockinville Highway and Songbird Lane.
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