Body found in swollen river after North Carolina storm

Some people were rescued from their vehicles by firefighters in the Raleigh area. North central Orangeburg County in central SC. "Rounds of heavy rain are expected from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon and 3" to 5" inches of rain are possible, with locally higher amounts of 6" or greater in areas between I-40 and United States 70.

As of 6:45 a.m., Greenville County had 1,832 customers without power and it is expected to be back on around noon today, according to Duke Energy.

It took until late afternoon to recover the body because of fast-moving water, Smithfield town spokesman Tim Kerigan said in an email.

The middle of the state got more, as in almost 8 inches at sites in Raleigh and Durham.

Kerigan and Broome couldn't say whether the death was storm-related, referring questions to the police.

Numerous roads were closed in the city of Wilson, with several cars stalled along Ward Boulevard, and one home flooded on Starship Lane.

The National Weather Service says we should expect periods of heavy rain this afternoon through Monday.

The rain caused Crabtree Creek in Raleigh to reach major flood stage during the early morning hours on Tuesday. Diane Davis, who was home with her husband at the time, told WBTV: "I heard a crack and then a noise that went 'bam, ' but didn't seem that loud, then all of a sudden, the ceiling and ceiling tiles and insulation was falling all around me".

  • Annette Adams