As a result of bad weather, two people were killed.
Though Alberto was just a subtropical depression at best, that hasn't stopped the storm from dropping up to a foot of rain in some places and causing risky flooding.
Another person is missing in north-central Virginia. Across the county, hundreds of people are dealing with flood damage.
"Ivy Creek is normally a very docile creek", Eggleston said.
Chief Engineer Tim Little with the North Carolina Department of Transportation said more than 50 roads remain closed throughout the state due to flooding, washouts and downed trees. Two people died in a collapsed home in the Heavenly Mountain community near Boone, according to Boone Police Sgt. Shane Robbins.
Remnants of subtropical storm Alberto roll into central IN, providing most of the area some much-needed rain.
He said the state is mourning the deaths of Mike McCormick and Aaron Smeltzer, two WYFF journalists killed when a tree fell on their vehicle, and Patricia Case, a woman killed in a mudslide. Reports of water spilling over the sides of the damn just after midnight Wednesday morning caused concern, prompting a mandatory evacuation of neighboring towns while the dam was being examined.
Eggleston warned of the possibility of more flooding as soon as Thursday evening, when there was a chance of additional rain.
Flood watches were in effect for most of Maryland and northern Virginia, including the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro areas.
"This storm isn't yet over". People are asked to not travel unless escaping flood waters.
In 24 hours, 4 to 7 inches of rain slammed parts of a region that had been hit by frequent rain for a couple of weeks.
Shell plans to restore production at its Ram Powell Hub in the Viosca Knoll area of the Gulf as it soon as the platform can operate safely, the company said.
Even with that reprieve, flooding and mudslides shut down highways in the mountains of North Carolina, west of Charlotte. It is managing water releases from the North Fork Reservoir Dam.
Strong downpours came to the eastern coast of the U.S. along with the subtropical storm "Alberto".
The National Weather Service said that while what was left of Alberto was pushing across the Great Lakes on Thursday, the potential for more rainfall and flash flooding would continue for the Southeast, the Ohio Valley and the mid-Atlantic through the end of the week.