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Western half of NC told to be wary of flood threat


CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- Residents in parts of western North Carolina are either dealing with the aftereffects of heavy rains last weekend or being told to keep their eye on rising waters resulting from the downpours.

Duke Energy and emergency management authorities are warning people living on the Catawba River to remain vigilant through Tuesday night for rising waters caused by this week's heavy rains.

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, issued a flood warning until Tuesday night for a dam release to include eastern Gaston County.

Around Asheville, there were nearly a dozen landslides blamed on the rains. Roads in Asheville near the French Broad River remain closed because of high water, and several roads across the mountains remain closed after landslides. One of the landslides killed a railroad worker.

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