KING, N.C. -- Flooding has been reported throughout King on Friday afternoon.
The City of King posted the following alert on social media:
"EMERGENCY ALERT: FLOODING on Brown Road, North Main, Old Highway 52/King Street and other locations. Use extreme caution. Roads closed in many places where water is over the road. According to information from the Weather Service, we are anticipating another band of heavy rain with additional flooding possible. DO NOT DRIVE ACROSS MOVING WATER #turnarounddontdrown"
Teachers sent FOX8’s Chad Tucker photos showing flooding at King Elementary School.
"Reports were that we had about five inches of rain in about an hour. And it was just more than the storm drains and gutters can handle," said Dr. Brad Rice, superintendent of Stokes County Schools.
Friday, administrators, teachers and community members worked for hours to push out gallons of water from inside the school. Classrooms, hallways, the cafeteria and the gym were hit by water.
"We are like family here. This is like our homes getting flooded," said Tammy Willard, a parent who came to help out.
Throughout the afternoon and into the evening people brought shop vacuums, squeegees and sandbags.
"There's always heroes and our community has really stepped up to be our hero today," Rice said.
King Elementary didn't have any major damage. Work will continue through the weekend to clean the school for Monday morning.