World news – United States – 7 people die in sudden North Carolina floods


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ETA flooded the west coast of Florida on Thursday after reaching northern Tampa Bay with winds of 80 km / h

Authorities said at least seven people died in North Carolina on Thursday as floods swept through parts of the state, adding at least two people were missing..

Emergency responders in Alexander County, state, found three bodies and evacuated more than 30 people from a camp, according to the emergency services. .

A fourth person in Alexander County was killed in a car when flood waters destroyed a bridge and two others were killed in Iridel County, authorities said. . The Wake County Police Office said a child drowned in Rolesville.

Five North Carolina counties declared a state of emergency on Thursday, according to the state’s deputy director of emergency management.

Among them was Alexander County, where floodwaters pierced at least four bridges and 50 roads. The county website said emergency personnel ended their search for missing people around 6 p.m. and will resume at 8 a.m. Friday.

Charlotte Fire Department said rescuers evacuated 143 students in Charlotte after the Charlotte Corvian Community School was flooded. .

The electric company Duke Energy said about 3,100 customers were without electricity across North Carolina as of Thursday afternoon.

North Carolina experienced the same weather regime as Tropical Storm Eta, with some areas receiving about 10 inches of rain.

ETA flooded the western coast of Florida on Thursday after making landfall north of Tampa Bay with winds of 80 km / h, but the system was slightly weak as it moved across the northeastern portion of the state into the Atlantic.

ETA, the 28th storm of the busiest hurricane season in the Atlantic, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC), landed at around 4 a.m. Thursday near Cedar Key, Florida, after it had already slammed Central America, Cuba and the Florida Keys Supreme.

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World News – United States – 7 people die in North Carolina floods
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