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North Carolina county searching for dozens missing from Fred flooding

Dozens of people ended up missing in North Carolina after the county that was inundated with flooding rains from Tropical Depression Fred on Tuesday.

The article-tropical cyclone drenched the western mountainous location of the state, washing out bridges, swamping houses and igniting landslides.

Haywood County was particularly difficult-strike, and about 35 people there had been even now unaccounted for by late Wednesday, county officials said.

Ground, air, and water functions had been being used in lookup and rescue endeavours.

About 100 men and women have previously been rescued in the course of the flooding in the condition. On Wednesday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a point out of emergency.

In Buncombe County, which borders Haywood County, there have been at least 70 water rescue efforts, officials reported.

Fred has considering that trekked north, threatening to induce much more chaos in Upstate New York, with hefty rains and probable mudslides.

With Submit wires

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