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County-by-county storm reports

By Steve Lyttle
slyttle@charlotteobserver.com

Powerful thunderstorms dumped torrential rainfall in parts of the Charlotte area Friday night, triggering flooding that sent rescue crews into high water to help motorists and residents. Here is a look at some of the damage and storm reports:

MECKLENBURG:: Flood warning until 4 p.m. Saturday for east-central Mecklenburg.

  • Mallard Creek was 1.5 feet above its 12-foot flood stage at 7 a.m. It was at 16.3 feet about 1:30 a.m., and the Verizon Amphitheatre parking lot was reported to be flooded.

  • Torrence Creek climbed 1 foot above flood stage west of Huntersville about 11:45 p.m.

  • Cars reportedly stalled in high water about 10:15 p.m. on Sam Furr Road at Statesville Road.

  • McDowell Creek was 2 feet over flood stage about 1 a.m. near Huntersville.

  • Clark Creek was 3 feet over flood stage at 2 a.m. near Huntersville.

  • Heaviest rainfall totals were 4.98 inches near Huntersville and 4.87 inches on McDowell Creek near Cornelius.

CABARRUS:: Flood warning until 4 p.m. for southern Cabarrus.

  • Rocky River at 23 feet at 7 a.m. near Irish Buffalo Creek. Flooding expected until mid-morning, with several roads in the area closed.

  • Family forced to leave its home about 10:40 p.m. on Farm Branch Road.

  • Rainfall totals of 5.34 inches at Concord Regional Airport and 4.75 inches at Odell Elementary School.

LINCOLN:

  • Water reportedly 5 feet deep about 9:30 p.m. in the Food Lion parking lot on N.C. 16 in Denver. Seven people rescued from flooded vehicles.

  • Report of 4.17 inches of rain at Westport Golf Course near Denver.

  • A portion of Amity Road in the Trinity Farms subdivision of Iron Station, reports WCNC-TV.

STANLY: Flood warning until 11:45 a.m.

  • Several roads closed or washed away, as of an 11:45 p.m. report from county officials.

  • Motorists rescued from a vehicle on Canton Road near Austin Road, in southwest Stanly County. Motorists also rescued on N.C. 73 at Bridge Road.

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