Today, April 25th, 2017, torrential rain triggered widespread flash flooding that swamped homes and businesses, shut down roads and stranded vehicles. Over 100 roads are officially closed off across the state; some of them were reopened by the afternoon. Crabtree Creek was among the hardest hit areas, which accumulated over 17 feet of water since Monday morning. Students of Vernon Malone Career and College Academy and Southeast Raleigh High School were evacuated by 10:00 AM. About 2,700 Duke Energy customers are without electricity according to the Associated Press.
This flash flood has has rainfall which exceeded that of Hurricane Matthew In early October of 2016 for the Raleigh metro area. The rain was supposed to end by late Tuesday, as the low-pressure system moves up the East Coast.