Nightly News   |  July 27, 2013

Parts of North Carolina hit by flooding

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of southwest North Carolina due to flooding. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> a state of emergency has been declared tonight in southwest north carolina after heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding , stranding motorists and challenging rescuers. the city of newton and the city of hickory especially hard hit. several thousand people without power there tonight.