The body of five-year-old Alexa Castro was found in a creek near the Neuse River in North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon. Heavy downpours and flash flooding caused part of Galilee Road to collapse on Tuesday night. Around 1 a.m., a Smithfield woman called 911 to report that she and her children had been swept off the road while driving. Propelled by the powerful current, the car slid into a nearby creek and rushed toward the Neuse River.
Search operations were underway on Wednesday for a British backpacker who went missing in the South Island of New Zealand after an intense flood in the area.
Stephanie Simpson, 32, has not been seen since she went for a hike last weekend at the Mount Aspiring national park, home to one of New Zealand’s highest peaks.