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Lake Boone Mall Has Receded, Muddy Mess Left From Heavy Rainfall and Severe Flooding Yesterday Evening

Photo by Ken Ketchie
Photo by Ken Ketchie

By Paul T. Choate

Jan. 31, 2013. The waters have receded for the most part but the mess left behind by recent severe flooding all over Boone. This shot, taken this morning at the Boone Mall, shows a muddy mess left behind from yesterday’s heavy rains. 

The area received anywhere from three to six inches of rain yesterday evening and many roads, businesses and residences around Watauga County and Boone in particular were flooded. The Boone Mall parking lot, as usual, became Lake Boone Mall, with several cars submerged. 

As reports come in, we will continue to update the status of area roads and businesses.