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Flash flood warning issued for Johnston, Wilson counties

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RALEIGH-The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a flash flood warning for Johnston and Wilson counties until 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

At 4:09 p.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain and storms a cross the warned area. One to two inches of rain has already fallen since 2 p.m. and an additional 2 to 4 inches is expected through 9 p.m. 

Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. Some locations that will experience flooding include Smithfield, Wilson, Clayton, Benson, Elm City, Micro, Selma, Sharpsburg, Four Oaks and Pine Level.

Flash flooding is extremely dangerous. Numerous roads and low lying areas will quickly flood. 

Flood waters will also threaten some homes and businesses. If you are experiencing flooding or live in a flood prone area, move to higher ground. 

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