Residents along Charlotte river prone to flooding brace as storm approaches

Residents along Charlotte river prone to flooding brace as storm approaches

CHARLOTTE — The remnants of Hurricane Sally were pushing into the Carolinas Thursday morning.

There are flash flood watches across the area because the storm could bring up to six inches of rain in some spots, which could overwhelm rivers, creeks and streams.

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Homes along the Catawba River flooded in 2019, but neighbors said Thursday that they are encouraged by the water leveral out there currently. Residents said water levels were much lower than they were Wednesday.

To them, that is proof that Duke Energy is properly moving water throughout the system.

Duke Energy sent the following statement to Channel 9:

“In preparation for Sally, Duke Energy has been aggressively moving water through the river system since Monday. We have taken prompt action to minimize flooding as much as possible, including creating more than 2.5 feet of storage on Lake Norman.”

>> In the video at the top of this webpage, Channel 9′s Tina Terry speaks with residents along the Catawba River in Mecklenburg County.

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