FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) —
The National Weather Service has declared a Flash Flood Emergency in Cumberland County through 5:30 p.m. Saturday as water rescues are underway.
The City of Fayetteville said emergency services has responded to multiple flooded intersections to assist passengers from flooded vehicles.
Emergency responders are also headed to more roads and neighborhoods that are becoming flooded. Crews have reported eight water rescues. Water rescues from roads and homes are expected to increase.
Much of the Sandhills is already water-logged from serious flooding a week ago, and now the area is anticipating another 5 to 9 inches of drenching rain courtesy of Hurricane Matthew.
The city of Fayetteville has asked businesses to close early and send workers home.
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Officials are asking people to stay home if they can and never drive through water if it’s over the road.
ABC11 will update this developing story throughout the day.
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