Evacuation order lifted; N Carolina dam is safe

Remnants of Alberto are expected to reach the Tennessee Valley this evening

After moving into the Tennessee Valley, the system is forecast to head into the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"Our emergency response and transportation crews have been working through the night to keep North Carolinians safe as conditions deteriorate", Cooper said.

The National Weather Service stated that a flash flood emergency was in place for McDowell County, including the cities of Marion and Old Fort.

The Albemarle County Police Department shared photos of some of the destruction that floodwaters inflicted on local roads, with many streets under water or entirely collapsed in some parts.

Roy Cooper says four dams are being closely watched by a state team of special engineers and so far the dams are holding up.

Subtropical Storm Alberto dealt a blow to sea turtle nests in southwest Florida.

Another 26 nests were inundated, which means the eggs were covered with water; it remains to be seen how those nests will fare.

Authorities also responded to at least 10 other water rescues and received reports of damage to homes, the extent of which wasn't immediately clear, Eggleston said.

The bodies of two people were found among the rubble of a home following a landslide in North Carolina.

Richelle Bailey, spokeswoman for McDowell County's emergency management department, said state engineers were examining the dam on Wednesday morning.

A mandatory evacuation order has been lifted for parts of McDowell County after concerns about how the weather would affect a dam in the area.

A U.S. Geological Survey automated rain gauge about two miles south of the Tahoma dam measured 3.88 inches of rain over the last 24 hours.

Heavy rain triggered landslides at the dam and along Interstate 40, which was closed near Asheville.

The NHC warned it would still deliver heavy, potentially damaging rains of 2-6 inches (6-15 cm), with as much as 12 inches (30 cm) in some areas in north Florida and Alabama through Tuesday night. Heavy rains caused several weather-related issues for McDowell County including flooding and emergency evacuations.

PREVIOUS STORY: Thousands of people were being evacuated early Wednesday after a landslide caused by heavy rains raised fears about the integrity of a dam in North Carolina, officials said.

Among the major highways affected by flooding and mudslides: US 221 in Avery County, US 176 in Polk County, US 64 and 74 in Rutherford County.

The area will be at risk for additional flash flooding through the end of the week as rounds of drenching showers and thunderstorms roll through.

The soggy remnants of Alberto are spreading rain deeper into the nation's midsection after downing trees, causing power outages and leaving scattered flooding around the South.

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