Brunswick County evacuating several residents; numerous water rescues reported

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. -- Brunswick County is evacuating several residents including all of the Carolina Shores and Calabash communities, according to WECT.

West Brunswick High School in Shallotte opened a shelter at 9:30 p.m. Friday for any families that have been displaced by the weather.

Law enforcement officials and emergency responders have made several water rescues, according to the TV station.

Residents with flooded homes have been told to monitor how close the water level is to electric outlets and other things that could become an electrical hazard.

In the Triad, another 2 to 3 inches of rain is expected tonight with some spots getting near 4 inches of additional rainfall by tomorrow morning.

The heaviest rain will shift west and south during the day Saturday and is expecting to become scattered and then isolated.