Two dead, 20 missing as Fred floods NC

BRYAN ANDERSONAAP
Two dead, 20 missing after Tropical Storm Fred ravages North Carolina.
Camera IconTwo dead, 20 missing after Tropical Storm Fred ravages North Carolina. Credit: AP

Two people have been found dead and about 20 are missing after Tropical Storm Fred blew through North Carolina.

Emergency services combing areas of the state flooded by remnants of the storm confirmed the two deaths on Thursday.

Their identities were not immediately released and about 20 people remain missing.

The storm that blew through the area on Tuesday made roads impassible, washed out bridges and swamped homes and businesses.

Another Fred-related death was reported earlier in the week in Florida, where a driver hydroplaned and flipped his car into a flooded ditch.

Now a post-tropical cyclone, Fred is pushing through New York and New England with drenching rains, and Tropical Storm Henri is sending dangerous waves onto East Coast beaches.

Forecasters said Henri will likely strengthen into a hurricane as it approaches the northeastern US early next week.

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