2 dead following landslide in North Carolina; Officials search for 2 missing in Virginia

Two people were killed when a home collapsed in Boone, North Carolina, after extreme flooding triggered a landslide.

The Boone Police Department tweeted that crews were on the scene of a structural collapse in the Heaven Mountain Area on Wednesday.

NC flooding 05-31-2018

(Photo/Boone, North Carolina, Police Department)

The home was destroyed by a gas leak following a landslide as the state continues to feel the effects of Subtropical Storm Alberto, according to the Associated Press.

Sgt. Shane Robbins said the landslide caused the "catastrophic destruction" of the home due to a gas leak, according to the AP.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released while relatives are notified.

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ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 29: Stores along Main Street sustained severe damage after a storm system dumped over 9-inches of rain in about a two-hour span on Sunday, and workers begin the task of cleaning up May 29, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. This comes two years after another flash flood killed two people and devastated the historic downtown in July 2016. One person was killed in this storm. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 29: La Palapa is the restaurant where Eddison Eddie Hermond, a 39-year-old National Guard sergeant from Severn, Md, was last seen trying to help the owner of the Pet Store next door May 29, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. His body has been found and identified as the missing man. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 29: The high-water mark is visible on this building where some soggy belongings have been pile May 29, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. This comes two years after another flash flood killed two people and devastated the historic downtown in July 2016. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 29: Aerial scenes above flood-damaged Main Street on May 29, 2018 in Ellicott City, Md. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 29: Aerial scenes above flood-damaged Ellicott Mills Drive on May 29, 2018 in Ellicott City, Md. Main street is at left, intersecting the damaged Ellicott Mills Drive. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 29: Aerial scenes above flood-damaged Main Street on May 29, 2018 in Ellicott City, Md. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 29: Aerial scenes above flood-damaged Ellicott Mills Drive on May 29, 2018 in Ellicott City, Md. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 28: Damaged buildings along Main St. May 28, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. This comes two years after another flash flood killed two people and devastated the historic downtown . (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 29: Aerial scenes above flood-damaged Main Street on May 29, 2018 in Ellicott City, Md. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 28: Destroyed parked cars are stranded in the mud May 28, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. This comes two years after another flash flood killed two people and devastated the historic downtown . (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 27: May 27, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 27: Cars are stranded in a parking lot during a flash flood May 27, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 28: Lots of cars sustained major damage as well as flooding after torrential rain fell in the area the night before May 28, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. This comes two years after another flash flood killed two people and devastated the historic downtown . (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - MAY 27: A car is stranded in flood waters along Main Street during a torrential downpour that caused a flash flood May 27, 2018 in Ellicott City, MD. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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Some areas of the North Carolina mountains have received up to 20 inches of rain in the past 15 days.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in western North Carolina counties on Wednesday. The state of emergency was called after heavy rains overnight prompted mudslides in multiple communities, according to a government press release.

"Within the last 24 hours, 4 to 7 inches of rain fell across portions of the mountains adding to the already heavily saturated ground," the press release reads.

Evacuations orders canceled in North Carolina after officials deem Lake Tahoma Dam safe early

Earlier on Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood emergency for central McDowell County, including the town of Marion.

Heavy rainfall led to a landslide that compromised the Lake Tahoma Dam in western North Carolina early Wednesday morning

The evacuation order was canceled as of 10:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, after Lake Tahoma was deemed safe after an inspection.

A falling tree killed two South Carolina journalists on Monday

On Monday, two journalists from WYFF-TV in Greenville, South Carolina, died after a tree fell on their vehicle while they were reporting on weather in the region.

WYFF anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were covering hazardous weather conditions near Tryon, North Carolina, when a tree fell on their news van.

Rain associated with Alberto was falling across the region at the time of the incident. The storm is not being attributed to their deaths, according to the Associated Press.

Flash flooding strikes Virginia

Heavy rain also produced dangerous and destructive flooding in Virginia.

Two people are missing after reportedly being swept away in floodwaters in Albemarle County, the AP reported. They were both standing outside their vehicle when both they and the car were swept away.

Albemarle County declared a local emergency related to major flooding occurring in southern and western portions of the county, according to a press release from the City of Charlottesville.

Flooding map 5-31-2018

This Doppler Radar precipitation estimate shows close to 10 inches of rain where the flooding in Virginia took place Wednesday night in Albemarle County.

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