About 100 Mecklenburg County homes had water in their living spaces after a deluge that dumped nearly 9 inches of rain on uptown Charlotte over two days, city and county officials said Friday.
Many of the flooded homes were in the Myers Park and Briar Creek areas, with some along Little Sugar Creek, said spokesman John Wendel of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. Officials were surveying the damage Friday, he said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management is also conducting preliminary damage assessments across the county but has not yet compiled the results, the agency said.
At least six people died in the Charlotte region after intense flooding wreaked havoc across the area as rising waters closed roads and parts of Interstate 85, damaged property and prompted water rescues. A seventh victim, a child who drowned in a swollen creek, died near Raleigh.
A man’s body was recovered Friday morning at a flood-ravaged campground