CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Carolinas preparing to get hammered by the remnants of tropical storm Ida. It's the type of rain event that gets us into trouble, say the experts. In our Cover Story PrimeTime's Jeff Atkinson looks at how local officials are looking out for flooding.
Some ask why is flooding such a problem for Charlotte? Experts say we've seen so much development, we've lost a lot of our greenspace where rains can soak up the water.
On West Morehead Street over Stewart Creek is one of top 10 highest flood prone areas of town. In fact, it was here a dozen years ago a driver lost her life going through a flooded street.