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Central North Carolina was rocked by severe storms Saturday evening. The large amount of rain in a short period of time caused flash flooding, water rescues and power outages to the Triangle and surrounding counties. The hardest hit counties were Wake, Durham, Nash and Edgecombe.

Raleigh officials reported that they rescued a woman and three children from a vehicle at the corners of King Lawrence and Baker roads. Another rescue involving four people was reported on Dana Drive.

High water in the mall’s parking garage at Crabtree Valley Mall Saturday night caused employees and shoppers to be stranded.

Durham authorities reported that five vehicles were stranded at the intersection of Garrett and Old Chapel Hill roads.

SOURCE: wral.com

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