Seven dead in North Carolina floods

At least seven people died in North Carolina on Thursday as flash floods swept through parts of the state, authorities said.

At least two people are missing. Emergency personnel resumed the search for missing persons Friday morning.

Five counties in the state declared a state of emergency Thursday, according to the state’s deputy director of emergency management.

Electric utility Duke Energy said about 3,100 customers were without electricity across North Carolina as of Thursday afternoon.

North Carolina has been hit by the same weather system as Tropical Storm Eta, with some areas receiving about 10 inches of rain.

Eta, the 28th named storm of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, according to the National Hurricane Center, made its fourth landfall at around 4 a.m. on Thursday near Cedar Key, Florida.

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- At least seven people died in North Carolina on Thursday as flash floods swept through parts of the state, authorities said. As of Friday, at least two people were missing. Floodwaters left cars submerged, and breached at least four bridges and 50 roadways in Alexander County.

Five counties declared a state of emergency Thursday, according to the state's Deputy Director of Emergency Management. Electric utility Duke Energy said about 3100 customers were without electricity across North Carolina as of Thursday afternoon. North Carolina has been hit by the same weather system as tropical storm Etta, with some areas receiving about 10 inches of rain.

Etta, the 28th named storm of the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, according to the National Hurricane Center, made its fourth landfall around 4:00 AM on Thursday near Cedar Key Florida.