Crews respond to multiple water rescues in Foothills

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — In the Foothills, flooding from Thursday’s heavy rainfall washed out roads and trapped people in their cars.

At the Oxford Dam, millions of gallons of water flowed out of Lake Hickory and into Lake Lookout. Neighbors said they got a call from Catawba County Emergency Management around 5:30 a.m. that Lake Lookout would quickly rise.

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“The water came up so fast, you ain’t got time to do nothing,” said James Ford, a Catawba County resident.

In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter Dave Faherty shows the damage left behind, and the rescues that started in the early hours of the morning.