2 Drown in N. Carolina Floods
10-year-old and 48-year-old swept away while swimming in creek
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2013 5:28 PM CDT
Different flooding in North Carolina, which occurred earlier in the month.   (AP Photo/The Star, Ben Earp)

(Newser) – Two bodies have been recovered from a creek in western North Carolina, apparently drowned as flash floods hit the area yesterday. Ten-year-old Delilah Lovett was found by kayakers yesterday, and 48-year-old Juan Alberdi was located today, reports the AP. Both victims were from separate families, both swimming in Wilson's Creek in Caldwell County, 100 miles north of Charlotte, when the rain raised the creek up 2 feet and created "very swift currents," says the local sheriff's department, per CNN. More than 130 homes and buildings have reportedly been damaged in the floods, and at least 24 roads are closed or underwater, the AP reports.

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perpendicula
Jul 29, 2013 12:42 AM CDT
I don't think god is too happy with NC's new voting laws.
K.KRANK
Jul 29, 2013 12:41 AM CDT
Ah ok. 4 inches of rain fell in 5 hours, almost an inch of rain fell per hour. That's where the flood waters came from www.cnn.com/2013/07/28/us/north-carolina-flooding/index.html
G.O.P.
Jul 28, 2013 6:50 PM CDT
That site with the picnic tables is the site of a former hippy commune. There was a similar flood that washed them out. There was also once a town there called Mortimer, but it flooded one time too many. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Creek_%28North_Carolina%29