Rain brings flooding threat to much of NC


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Heavy rains are bringing flooding problems to much of North Carolina.

Flooding problems in the central part of the state prompted the Red Cross to open a shelter in Orange County on Sunday night. The shelter was set up at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill.

The National Weather Service also warned of potential problems in Alamance, Chatham, Guilford, Lee, Moore and Randolph counties Monday morning.

A flash flood warning was posted in Anson, Montgomery, Richland and Stanley counties.

Forecasters also said there was a risk of flooding in parts of Transylvania and Henderson counties in western North Carolina and in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties in the southeast.

A flash flood watch was in effect across most of central and eastern North Carolina through Tuesday.

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