RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper briefed the media on flooding from across the state Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service said Sunday that six inches or more of rain have fallen in parts of the state between Boone and Lincolnton since Thursday.
"Over the weekend, we saw torrential rains that have had a serious impact on our state," Cooper said. "We're likely to feel it for several days."
Three men died near Lincolnton when their vehicle entered floodwaters. A State of Emergency was declared in Catawba County.