Greensboro Fire Crews Rescue 5 From Flood Waters, 72 Rescues Along Coast

WINDSOR, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency for 11 counties due to flooding from remnants of Tropical Storm Julia.

The storm dumped heavy rains both in North Carolina and Virginia. Greensboro Fire Department’s Swift Water Rescue workers have helped rescue five people from flood waters.

They also have been working with Fayetteville’s Rescue team to evacuate 130 people threatened by flood waters.

A team of eight workers left on Thursday morning headed for Windsor, N.C.

The storm dumped several inches of rain on Eastern North Carolina with officials saying Arrowhead Beach and Corapeake communities received more than 10 inches of rain. Windsor received more than 12 inches of rain in the past 72 hours.

County officials there are also asking for more swift water rescue help. The following counties are under the State of Emergency: Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank and Perquimans.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Julia is expected to move back out to sea by today.

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