A 20-year-old woman and 15-year-old girl clung to a tree to avoid being swept away in rapidly moving waters in Cabarrus County on Monday afternoon.
Four Concord firefighters got into the water in the 5800 block of Dove Point Drive Southwest and rescued them shortly after 6 p.m., according to the Harrisburg Fire Department, which helped at the scene. The location is near Coddle Creek.
EMS evaluated the victims, and they appeared to be OK, the Harrisburg Fire Department later tweeted. They will not have not be taken to a hospital, firefighters said.
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory until 10 p.m. Monday for central Cabarrus County.
At about 4:45 p.m., the Rocky River was out of its banks and continues to threaten low-lying areas with minor flooding, according to the Weather Service. Up to 3 1/2 inches of rain has fallen since Sunday night, the Weather Service said.
More rain was expected Monday night, potentially causing a new round of flooding, forecasters said.