Charlotte-Mecklenburg crews are out checking creeks and rivers to make sure there is nothing blocking the waterflow.
A 12-man crew from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is trying to ensure public safety after rains from Tropical Storm Andrea raised water levels across the Charlotte area.
County officials said that when big storms come through, often trees will fall in the creeks and rivers and create flood issues. Crews are heading to multiple sites, beginning with the most threatening areas first.
While workers inspect creeks from bank to bank, county officials are warning residents to stay away from any flooded areas.
“Turn around, don’t drown. Don’t walk in flood water. Don’t let your kids play in flood water. Storms like this -- they are so unpredictable,” said Sharon Foote, spokeswoman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.
County officials said they are not allowing workers to go into the water Friday. They are waiting for the water levels to recede as a safety precaution.