At least 7 dead from Florence


Pictured above: Rainfall estimates continue to fluctuate – Image courtesy of the NCDOT


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At least seven people are dead and the number of power outages continues to rise as rain and wind from Florence move into North Carolina’s Piedmont region.

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FOX’s Griff Jenkins. Rain today into tomorrow continues to be the biggest anticipated threat for the north Charlotte region. Ranges are still fluctuating. FOX News Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth.

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Power outages and storm damage for the greater Charlotte area were most heavily concentrated in Mecklenburg County Saturday morning.  Huntersville spokesperson Joseph Shook says the town cleared one fallen tree Friday which was already rotted.  There were no issues to report from the Huntersville Police Department or other agencies.  The Red Cross is currently not planning to use the town’s recreation facility for a shelter, but that could change.

Iredell County Emergency Management says no significant problems relating to Florence were reported overnight between Friday and Saturday.

You can find important storm numbers and other details HERE. WSIC will continue its coverage on air and online until the storm passes.

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