Western portions of the Carolinas have seen more than 20 inches in the past two weeks, the National Weather Service said.
Widespread flooding was reported in McDowell County, including along the Catawba River and its tributaries like Mill, Crooked, Nix, Curtis and Mackey creeks.
A landslide shut down all westbound lanes on Interstate 40 at the top of Old Fort Mountain Tuesday night, but the roadway has since been cleared and reopened.
Local officials said a "class 1 emergency" would be in effect until state inspectors could evaluate the dam in daylight hours.
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Eggleston warned of the possibility of more flooding as soon as Thursday evening, when there was a chance of additional rain.
Since its Memorial Day landfall in the Florida Panhandle, Alberto's heavy rains have been widespread, with flooding reported from Alabama through Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas, West Virginia and IL.
Multiple water rescues have been reported in McDowell County, including two state Department of Transportation workers who had to be rescued after a dump truck responding to a mud slide was pushed off the road into the Catawba River. A hazardous weather outlook released by the National Weather Service said that Friday's storms could produce hail larger than an inch and gusts of wind reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour.
Deadly subtropical depression Alberto, the storm system that has been drenching the Southeast, has caused landslides, evacuations and flash flooding.
In Rutherford County, the Town of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village declared a state of emergency as the Rocky Broad River surpassed seven and a half feet, officials said on the town's Facebook page. These include Burnettes Landing, Lake James Landing (Paddy's Creek), State Park, and Mystic Landing.
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The big, messy storm caused more than 25,000 power outages in Alabama on Tuesday, a day after making landfall on the Florida Panhandle.
A swift water rescue team from Charlotte came to assist McDowell personnel on Wednesday. WYFF-TV anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were killed Monday when a tree fell across the highway and crushed a vehicle they were in.
More than 9 million people were under flash flood watches Thursday morning, including Baltimore and Washington.
A television news anchor and a photojournalist died Monday while covering the weather, when a tree became uprooted from rain-soaked ground and toppled onto their SUV in North Carolina.
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