Several roads flooded, water rescues reported in Wilson after flash flood warning issued

Severe Weather

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) — A flash flood warning was issued for part of Wilson County, including the town of Wilson, on Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Just after 8 p.m., the weather service issued the warning and reported two inches of rain had already fallen in the warning area.

By 8:15 p.m., 2.88 inches of rain had fallen three miles north of Lucama.

Another inch of rain was possible by 9 p.m., which would cause flooding “to begin shortly,” the weather service said.

Several roads in Wilson were impassible: Glendale Drive at Downing Street, 6700 Ward Blvd., Penders Street at Nash Street, Ward Blvd at Elizabeth Road and Ward Blvd at Arrington Avenue.

There were several water rescues with some of those happening at the following locations: 1700 Ward Blvd., 2300 Redwood Drive, Ward Blvd at Arrington Avenue, 6600 Ward Blvd, and 500 Manchester St., the weather service reported.

There were no reports of injuries. The warning ended at 11 p.m.

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