Heavy rains bring flooding to Charlotte region

The Charlotte region grappled with heavy rain Wednesday that flooded lakes and creeks, leaving some in need of rescue from deluged areas and others keeping a wary eye on rising waters overnight.

Flash flood warnings were in effect for most of the region Wednesday, including uptown Charlotte, the rest of Mecklenburg and most surrounding counties.

By Wednesday night, about two inches of rain had fallen at Charlotte’s airport, according to the National Weather Service. Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated that 1 to 3 inches of rain had fallen in north Mecklenburg and all of Cabarrus County. The region was under a flood watch until Thursday morning.

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