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Rain raises creek and stream levels in Foothills

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LENOIR, NC (WBTV) -

Across the Foothills overnight, enough rain fell so some streams and rivers and creeks were out of their banks by mid-morning. 

The rain had stopped by daybreak but the runoff kept levels rising into the afternoon Monday.

"It's up about four feet," said Brad Boggs, talking about the Johns River in Burke County.

In some places like along Lower Creek in Caldwell County, water was out of the banks and flooding farm fields.

No major issues reported in Burke of Caldwell Counties but downstream in Catawba County at least one road was shutdown due to high water.

The South Fork River inundated the Rocky Ford Road bridge about lunchtime. Only a couple of inches of rain had fallen in the area but officials say all the runoff upstream had caused the problems. That water now is moving south towards Lincoln and Gaston Counties and more.

Officials are urging anyone who lives in flood prone areas to pay attention to the situation and move to higher ground if floodwaters approach. Since the rainfall has ended, once the levels start to decrease, officials expect that trend to continue.

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