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Flash floods damage homes, destroy vehicles in McDowell; no injuries reported
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:06 PM EDT
The Panther area of McDowell County has been hit by flash flooding.
Angela Robinette, deputy director of the county's Office of Emergency Services, says flooding started around 5 a.m. She says more than 20 structures have been severely damaged and several vehicles destroyed. Most residents chose not to evacuate, but two families left their damaged homes to stay with relatives.
Highway crews worked to clear debris and mud from roads.
Resident Mike Roberts said the flooding is the worst he has seen in 25 years.