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Old 08-27-2008, 06:42 AM
 
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The Charlotte area received a record rainfall yesterday, due the storm bands from Tropical Storm Fay. This morning, the local news is broadcasting all sorts of road closings and flood warnings. http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-082708-krg-flooding.188def10.html (broken link)

Thought we could help each other out by posting some here.

Cabarrus County Schools are closed today/Kannapolis City on a 2-hour delay.

Briar Creek near Monroe Rd/Independence is overflowing and if you are parked anywhere along Briar Creek, you need to move your vehicle to higher ground.

The Fire Department is asking that folks who live in the Eastover community along Briar Creek "self-evacuate" as flooding is imminent as of 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 27, 2008.

Doral/Cavaliar Apartments (which have a history of flooding) were evacuated during the night. Waist-high water flooded their parking and lapped up against the building.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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So, I hear the morning rush hour traffic is a MESS. With Independence and Monroe Road closed due to high water, traffic is all trying to pack into Randolph Rd.

Is anyone to work YET?
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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Default Photos of areas around town under water

Local TV station, WCNC has a nice photo slideshow of areas around town under water on their website. Local weatherman, Larry Sprinkle, is doing a nice job of covering this. Go to Local News | News for Charlotte, North Carolina | WCNC.com and click on the link on the right side of the website "Fay's Flooding Photos"
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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This is embarrassing but I still have no sense of direction here... I am in Matthews and didn't think it was so bad...are any of these places near me?
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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Briar Creek is closer into town than Matthews. If you are familiar with the Mint Museum of Art, Briar Creek is overflowing into their parking lot. If you are familiar with Independence Arena or Ovens Auditorium, Briar Creek runs along there and that is the portion of Independence/Monroe Rd that is having all the flooding issues.

The Doral Cavalier Apartments seem to be getting the worst of it. Here's a map showing where they are. Maybe that helps:

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate...ments-Map.html
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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In Cabarrus County, the flooding seems worst around the Buffalo Creek area. If anyone is familiar with that area, it seems to be flooded near a soccer complex.

OK, yes, I have been watching way too much TV weather today...LOL. Time for me to get out of the house. Someone else take over the shift!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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Well, your area is a popular topic on The Weather Channel today. I am sorry about the misery it is causing some of you and hope that everything turns out ok.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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Well, Jammie, we SAID we needed rain. Guess we should be careful what we wish for....
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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This is embarrassing but I still have no sense of direction here... I am in Matthews and didn't think it was so bad...are any of these places near me?
This may help explain it to you:


Basically, the folks down south-southeast (Matthews included) got left out of the fun! They only got 3-5" of rain, while everyone else was pushing 10" + in areas!
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