ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC -- Another round of storms brought torrential rain and flooded out parts of western Rockingham County Friday night. This is a developing situation.
Rockingham County Struggles With Flooding
Only River Road in Madison remains closed due to flooding in Rockingham County, according to EMS.
Flooded roadways were reported in Madison before midnight Friday, with several streets overtaken by water. Torrential rain hit the area between 10pm and 11:30, bringing between 1" and 3" of water.
Upwards of 2" to 3" of rain has fallen in Rockingham Co where flash flooding is happening. Stay off the roads! pic.twitter.com/tSzcdBtDiu— Tim Buckley (@TimBuckleyWX) June 17, 2017
Early reports said that storm drains were overtaken by water, flooding the downtown area, threatening businesses.
A Flash Flood Warning was issued and will continue until 3:15 Saturday morning. Please remember to avoid any flooded roadways at all costs, and to never drive through a flood.
Rockingham Co. Communications says swift water rescue team is on standby as a precaution; no injuries reported— Julie Luck WFMY (@julie_luck) June 17, 2017
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This area is prone to flooding. Downtown Madison flooded back on May 31st, causing significant damage to businesses in the downtown area.