CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Heavy rainfall prompted several area creeks to flood Thursday as Tropical Storm Andrea moved up the East Coast.
Mecklenburg County says rainfall totals vary widely, but northeast Charlotte received the most rain.
Mallard Creek near North Tryon and I-485 rose to 1 foot over flood level, and Briar Creek at Shamrock drive reached flood state.
Little Sugar Creek was several feet above the greenway near Kings Drive, but was not at flood stage. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation closed parts of Freedom Park to protect public safety. Some other parks were also affected.
Since 6 p.m. Wednesday, local totals are:
2.68 inches at Derita Elementary (Sugar Creek Road near I-85)
2.54 inches near CMC University Hospital (North Tryon and Harris Blvd.)
2.40 inches at Hidden Valley (Sugar Creek Road near I-85)
0.52 inches at McAlpine Wastewater Treatment Plant (near Carolina Place Mall)
0.53 inches at Elon Park (Highway 521 near Ardrey Kell)
No one was evacuated due to rising water, and firefighters did not respond to any water rescues.
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