Storms bring flash-flood warning, knock out power to more than 4,000 in Wake County


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Central Wake County was under a flash-flood warning until 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Doppler radar at 4:26 p.m. indicated a line of strong thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain across the Wake County area. As much as an inch of rain had already fallen in some parts of the county.

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Duke Energy reported more than 4,000 outages in Wake County between Cary and Apex. As of 10:30 p.m., there were still almost 500 without power in western Wake County. Power had been completely restored by 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service encouraged drivers to turn around if they see flooded roads. “Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” it said.

“Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots,” the alert said.

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