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Flash flooding swamps parts of Triangle

Up to four inches of rain fell in some areas of the Triangle Tuesday evening
Up to four inches of rain fell in some areas of the Triangle Tuesday evening. In Raleigh, up to three inches fell in a short time. Just east of Smithfield, more than four inches overwhelmed creeks and streams.

Flooding affected parts of Capital Boulevard, inside the beltline, in Raleigh. At one point, two hotels had water up to the door knob on some rooms in the first floor.

Forty people were displaced at the Capital Inn, in the 1600 block of Capital Boulevard, and 25 more at the Milner Inn, in the 1800 block of Capital Boulevard.

Several cars in the parking lot had to be pulled out by a tow truck.

Luckily, no one was injured. The Red Cross has been called in to help those affected.

Also in Raleigh, two units of the Brook Hill Apartments were flooded in the 5200 block of Dana Drive, near Buck Jones Road.

High water led to several water rescues in Cary along with multiple fire calls due to lightning strikes. No injuries were reported.

Duke Energy reported some outages -- mostly in Durham (mostly south of I-85 near Neal Road) and Wake counties (mostly near Avent Ferry and Gorman Street).

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