Eight water rescues confirmed in Stanly due to severe flooding
Published 11:02 am Friday, June 12, 2020
There were eight confirmed water rescues which took place Thursday night in Stanly as a result of severe flooding in the area.
According to Emergency Services Director Brian Simpson, “all were assisted or out before units arrived” and there were no injuries.
The majority of issues took place in Albemarle.
At the height of the storm, he said, 24 roads were blocked due to the flooding.
Simpson said about four inches of rain occurred during a short period of time Thursday night.
Stanly Rescue and West Stanly Rescue assisted the fire departments with the rescues.