Floods are one of the most common dangers in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year and just about anywhere in North Carolina. They may be caused by large amounts of rain, hurricanes or dam failures.
Western North Carolina experienced terrible floods in 2004 cause by the leftovers of two hurricanes. Flash floods in the mountains can move very fast, causing landslides, uprooting trees, rolling boulders, and destroying buildings and bridges.
Flooding is dangerous whether you are in your home, driving or on foot. Just a few inches of water can knock you off your foot or sweep your car away. NEVER DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. Stay away from swollen streams and rivers.