10 people rescued from flooded vehicles in Lincoln County - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

10 people rescued from flooded vehicles in Lincoln County

DENVER, NC (WBTV) -

Firefighters in Lincoln County had to rescue at least ten people after heavy rains turned area parking lots into flooded areas, including the Denver Food Lion.

We're told firefighters had to rescue seven people trapped inside vehicles in front of the Food Lion at Highways 16 and 73 on Friday night.

Officials say the victims were stuck in as much as 5 feet of water.

Firefighters say the flooding was caused by debris covering storm drains.

The nearby Rite Aid parking lot also looked more like a stream.

Officials tell us they rescued three people in two other flood related incidents.

Copyright 2013 WBTV. All rights reserved.


  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

    Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:14 PM EST2018-02-23 04:14:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 9:31 PM EST2018-02-25 02:31:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder tha...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accompanied by fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus express disappointment in the Supreme Court's decision on Shelby County v. Holder tha...
    Longtime U.S. Rep John Lewis of Georgia is one of five people who are going to be honored for their work to advance civil rights.More >>
    Longtime U.S. Rep John Lewis of Georgia is one of five people who are going to be honored for their work to advance civil rights.More >>
  • Annual Black Heritage Parade held in Collins

    Annual Black Heritage Parade held in Collins

  • Annual encampment raises funds to preserve John Ford Home

    Annual encampment raises funds to preserve John Ford Home

Powered by Frankly