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  •  NC Rain Totals over 9 inches per USGS (1+ / 0-)
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    24 hour totals:
    Beaufort County 9.61"
    Edgecombe County 7.19"
    Lenoir County 9.69"
    Pitt County 8.24"
    Wayne County 6.72"

    The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or ear flood waters.Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream.

    Everybody stay safe!

    "Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by bear83 on Sat Aug 27, 2011 at 10:34:32 AM PDT

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