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Eight water rescues confirmed in Stanly due to severe flooding

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.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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