People Have Died in North Carolina Since Alberto Made Landfall This Week

Heavy rain will reach Chicago and the Great Lakes by Wednesday afternoon

"Ivy Creek's normally a very docile creek, but with 8 to 10 inches of rain.it turned into a swollen, raging river", he said, "and it just tossed and turned both of those vehicles". The storm was also causing rainy and dreary conditions along the mid-Atlantic region where flash flooding would become more likely, according to the Weather Prediction Center. The National Weather Service also cited reports from officials that water was spilling around the sides of Lake Tahoma Dam and that evacuations were ongoing.

The dam at Lake Tahoma in Marion, N.C., east of Asheville, was given the all-clear on Wednesday morning, after worries of an imminent collapse triggered a mandatory evacuation until an engineer could perform a safety inspection. The evacuation order is no longer in effect.

McDowell County Emergency Management says an engineer at the dam recommended a "Level 1 Emergency" and called it an "extremely unsafe situation".

"Please remain alert for additional updates, as additional rainfall is expected this afternoon".

Tomorrow night into Wednesday we keep that chance for showers and storms.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has been assessing damage and removing debris caused by mudslides, washouts and flooding on interstates, highways and local roads.

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The remnants of subtropical storm Alberto continued to dump rain on the Southeast Tuesday, creating more danger after an already deadly weekend of severe weather.

Roy Cooper says four dams are being closely watched by a state team of special engineers and so far the dams are holding up.

It could dump up to 6 inches (15 cm) of rain as it moves north toward lower MI by Wednesday evening, officials said. McDowell County Schools are closed Wednesday. She said five minor injuries have been reported during water rescues as creeks and streams overflowed their banks and rock slides closed roads.

Atlanta station WAGA-TV reported that several roads near the downtown area of that German-styled tourist destination were shut down because of the rising water. The weather service said up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) of rain is possible.

"I have dogs and they're terribly afraid of storms, so they were on top on top me all night", said Key, an airport office manager. Authorities urged residents to seek higher ground immediately.

Officials in McDowell County had ordered campers at Catawba Falls Campground to evacuate due to flash flooding.

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