As heavy rain has flooded Charlotte, N.C., streets and roads, firefighters have had to rescue stranded motorists and evacuate a few neighborhoods, the Associated Press reported.
Charlotte Fire Department spokesman Capt. Robert Brisley said the city received three inches of rain, with more in some places. The fire department was evacuating two neighborhoods next to flooded creeks near downtown, he said. No injuries were reported.
The flash flooding was triggered by heavy showers and thunderstorms, and as much as six inches of rain fell in a few areas.
Brisley said authorities and responders were carrying out at least 16 rescues of people trapped in flooded vehicles.
The city is under a flash flood watch until 4 p.m.