Two dead in North Carolina landslide as Alberto no longer a storm

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

Asheville has received 13.26 inches of rain this month, making it the city's wettest May on record by more than 4 inches, AccuWeather reported.

Authorities in central Virginia say one of the two people swept away by a flooded creek has been found dead. "We'll see what resources need to be brought in".

Around 12:30 a.m., Wednesday officials ordered all residents living below Lake Tahoma to evacuate at the request of the Lake Tahoma dam engineer.

Interstate 40 is closed near Old Fort. Highway 70 at Old Fort is also closed.

Heavy rainfall drenched parts of northern Georgia, the western Carolinas and Tennessee on Tuesday, increasing the threat of flash flooding in those areas, the National Weather Service said. Reports of water spilling over the sides of the damn just after midnight Wednesday morning caused concern, prompting a mandatory evacuation of neighboring towns while the dam was being examined.

As of early Wednesday, McDowell County Emergency Management deputy director Adrienne Jones told the Associated Press that the dam had not failed. Flooding was also reported along sections of US 70 and USA 221 in the county.

McDowell County Emergency Management confirmed 200 people from campgrounds and residential communities near the dam and lake were at shelters, and there may be more later since water levels were expected to rise. In Albemarle County, two people were missing, and in Madison County one person was missing.

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Before Alberto made it to the Great Lakes, it caused damage up and down the eastern part of the country.

The remnants of subtropical storm Alberto continued to dump rain on the Southeast Tuesday, creating more danger after an already deadly weekend of severe weather.

Cooper has announced a state of emergency for mountain counties, where flooding and mudslides are still blocking a number of roads. No injuries were reported. A television news anchor and a photojournalist were killed Monday in North Carolina while covering the weather, when a tree became uprooted from rain-soaked ground and toppled onto their SUV, authorities said.

WYFF-TV of Greenville, South Carolina, said news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were killed.

A landslide had compromised the integrity of Lake Tahoma Dam in McDowell County, the National Weather Service reported early Wednesday.

According to the NCDOT, the pair was able to climb out through a passenger window until they were rescued.

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