Floodwaters cause problems in Johnston County

August 24, 2010 9:04:36 PM PDT
Residents in Johnston County say Tuesday's flash flooding is some of the worst flooding they've seen in years.Clayton resident Rob Goodacre says he spent the day keeping a close eye on the water that seemed to be creeping closer to his home.

"It just kept getting higher and higher," he said. "I've seen 10 inches and nothing like that, maybe because it was such a short period of time, over two hours. We thought it was going to be a quick shower, ended up being a typhoon."

The heavy downpour also caused Little Creek to overflow, flooding a pedestrian walkway and at one point even the roadway near Regency Drive and South Lombard Street.

"It was raining real hard and there was rolling thunder for a good while," Clayton resident Sarah Parker said.

Weather also caused problems for residents in Durham County. Duke Power reported there were 2,079 people without power around 5 p.m., but it was quickly restored.

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