2 People Confirmed Dead After Landslide Destroyed North Carolina Home


Two people have now been confirmed dead after a landslide destroyed their home, according to Watauga County officials.

The Boone Fire Department now thinks the landslide may have ruptured a gas line due to the lack of flame arresters at the home on Pine Ridge Dr., leveling the home in a firey explosion at about 5pm yesterday evening;

Over 20 different emergency agencies assisted in the search last night and are continuing to help with the cleanup today, including;

  • Boone Fire Department
  • Boone Police Department
  • Blowing Rock Fire Department
  • Blowing Rock Police Department
  • Watauga Sheriff’s Office
  • Watauga Medic
  • Watauga Rescue
  • Watauga County Emergency Management
  • Watauga County Communications
  • Boone Public Works Department
  • Blowing Rock Public Works Department
  • Red Cross
  • Foscoe Fire Department
  • Cove Creek Fire Department
  • Linville Central Rescue Squad
  • Fleetwood Fire Department
  • Champion Fire Department
  • Caldwell County Emergency Services
  • Lenoir Fire Department
  • Clairmont Fire Department
  • Alexander County Rescue Squad
  • USAR Taskforce – Buncome County

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency after several days of rain and heavy winds from subtropical storm Alberto caused havoc across western North Carolina.

Flash flood warnings continue to remain in effect accross our state until tomorrow morning;

Officials are now urging drivers to not drive through flooded roads if they can’t see the yellow or white lines marking the pavement.