CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A series of thunderstorms moving across western North Carolina has triggered major flash flooding, inundating roads, apartments and parts of several counties.
The Charlotte Observer reports that Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright is telling residents to stay indoors and away from flooded roads and washed-out bridges.
No injuries have been reported.
Parts of Catawba and surrounding counties were under water Saturday. Catawba County officials say some of the worst flash flooding in decades followed a nearly stationary weather system that dumped more than 12 inches of rain.
Several miles of Interstate 85 in Cabarrus County was closed for a short time Saturday due to high water.
It is at least the fourth major flash flooding event in the Charlotte region in the past month.
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