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Rescues, evacuations, flooded roads as Florence pounds the Piedmont Triad

Numerous counties have been hit hard by flooding across the Piedmont Triad.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WFMY) -- Florence has officially arrived in the Piedmont Triad, bringing lots of flooding with it.

Numerous counties have been hit hard. A number of roads have also been closed from county-to-county. Some county school districts have canceled school on Monday ahead of the flooding.

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Get the latest list of Road Closings due to flooding


The Winston-Salem Fire Department has evacuated 28 people from an apartment complex as water began to creep in. It happened at an apartment complex located on Bethania Station Road. People have been taken to a local emergency shelter and other locations.

Winston-Salem apartments evacuated as flood waters creep in

In Greensboro Police said they have also evacuated people living in the Maplewood Apartments due to flooding. Police also evacuated folks at Pinecroft Place Apartments in Greensboro as the lower parking lot turned into a lake. Greensboro Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue team evacuated 70 people from 14 buildings at the complex.


In Randolph County, there have been at least two water rescues including a person who was standing on the top of their vehicle in flood waters on Vision Drive near Fayetteville Street. Another person was rescued from flooding on Clyde King Road in Seagrove.

A man stands on top of his flooded car on Fayetteville Street in Randolph County. Courtesy: Carolyn Ward

In Forsyth County, a car became stranded in flood waters in the area of University Parkway and Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. Police have advised for drivers to avoid the area.

In Davidson County, emergency workers helped with four vehicles trapped in flood waters in Denton.

In Greensboro, drivers clearly ignored a road closed warning driving through flood waters on Cone Boulevard.

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Denton in Davidson County has been hit hard with flooding. Among the water rescues, crews reported 50 trees down across the area.

“Most of what we are seeing is from the Business 85 corridor and south,” he said. “We’ve got numerous roads flooded and basements flooded.”

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WFMY News 2 viewer, Brandon Benton shared this photo of flooding behind Denton Elementary School. You can see the flooding all the way up to stop signs on the gate entrance.

Flooding behind Denton Elementary Pic. Courtesy: Brandon Benton

We have seen photo after photo of flooding out of Denton.

WFMY News 2 viewer, Jamie Tucker shared a video of the flooding at Denton Farm Park. She said she lives on the same road and has “never seen that amount of water in that location.”


Another area hit hard by flooding includes Randolph County. Randolph County Emergency Services said the county received multiple reports of flooded roads and bridges.

The county posted on their Facebook page, “Currently there are more closures than we have resources to barricade. If you are driving, use EXTREME CAUTION. Turn Around, Don't Drown!”

Randolph County has also been dealing with fallen trees.

In Asheboro, flooding was also an issue as the entire parking lot at the K&W Cafeteria flooded due to creek overflow.

A driver was able to escape from their vehicle after a huge tree fell across it.


In Guilford County, a number of roads have flooded as with other counties. In Greensboro, you can see Latham Park starting to flood.

Buffalo Creek waters levels have also risen at Revolution Mill in Greensboro. This was captured Sunday night around 10:00 p.m. WFMY News 2 multimedia journalist, Janson Silvers had to move from their location because of the rising water at that time.


Yadkin County has issued a flood warning for the Yadkin River.

If you live near the river you need to monitor rising water. You must evacuate before the water reaches you or cuts you off from evacuation.

Related: Evacuation Warning: People along Yadkin River in Yadkin Co. told they may need to leave

Major flooding is expected along the Yadkin River and streams due to Florence. The runoff from this rain is projected to crest the Yadkin River in Jonesville to 26.6 feet at or around 12:00 noon by Monday September 17th.

The County could open shelters if needed on Monday. You can call the Storm Information hotline at 336-849-7713 or find more information at Yadkin County site.

There are also concerns with flooding from the Yadkin River in Davidson County. Emergency Management said the following areas are expected to be impacted by flooding and include: Boones Cave Road, Yadkin College Road, Horseshoe Neck Road, and Sowers Road. If you have concerns call the Davidson County Emergency Services at 336-242-2270.

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