Yesterday afternoon, a scrap yard in North East Charlotte experienced a sudden flash flood, damaging property and stranding all the workers inside the building.
According to employees, the entire business and parking lot flooded in less than 5 minutes. The waters rushed in so fast that even cars, equipment, and supplies were flooded in a moments notice;
VIDEO: Employee at a flooded business on Atando Ave. sent me this video from the door of the recycling shop. @wsoctv is live NOW w/ breaking coverage. pic.twitter.com/BQO04rhp0w
— Liz Foster (@lizfosterWSOC9) July 24, 2018
A rescue crew with the Charlotte Fire Department used a small boat to get across the flood waters and onto the property to rescue the stranded workers.
CFD, assisting occupants from a business in the 100 block of Atando Ave; flooding has prevented them from being able to evacuate. No injuries reported pic.twitter.com/CB4505eE8N
— Charlotte Fire Dept (@CharlotteFD) July 24, 2018
After all employees were safely transported to dry land, the water level dropped within the next hour.
Officials with the Fire Department say there were no injuries.