One Killed In NC Storms

A North Carolina woman was killed when high winds toppled a tree onto her car.

The Gaston Gazette reported that 72-year-old Doris Rowland of Stanley was killed Monday afternoon.

The state Highway Patrol said Rowland was driving her 2002 Cadillac near Dallas around 1:49 p.m. when the tree fell, smashing the windshield and crushing the car.

Storm systems moving across North Carolina brought heavy rain, flooding and some wind damage to much of the state.

In Charlotte, fire department officials reported at least a half dozen water rescues involving people trapped by flooding sparked by the storms late Sunday. Spokesman Rob Brisley reported several homes were evacuated because of the flooding.

Roads were closed in several counties because of flooding caused by the rain.

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