Major Flooding Near Raleigh, NC

Raleigh North Carolina has experienced record setting rainfall for the past few days causing major flooding in the Raleigh area.  A body was found in the Neuse River near Raleigh on Tuesday April 25.  Transportation officials said that there have been over 100 road closures throughout the state.  One of the hardest hit areas is Crabtree creek which is just north of downtown Raleigh.  Water rose over 17 feet in 24 hours, entering businesses and homes.  The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for Wake County, NC due to the numerous flooded roads.  According to the Associated Press around 2,700 people were without power as of Tuesday morning.