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Flooding Ravages East Coast: More to Come This Weekend

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Much of the East Coast has been hit with an onslaught of heavy rain. From New York to the Carolinas, widespread storm totals have reached 1-1.5 inches, with locally heavier reports ranging from 3 inches to 6 inches. Police and emergency managers along the seaboard are urging drivers to avoid flooded roads.
State by State

South Carolina:

Major flooding on roadways and caused closures. Beaches also proved dangerous with high rip currents. North Myrtle Beach had a record report of 4.39 inches since early Friday morning. This is the rainiest October day on record.

North Carolina:

A combination of high winds and flooding downed large trees and power lines in the Raleigh/Durham area. Wilmington, NC set a daily record rainfall of 3.44 inches on Friday, breaking the previous record of 2.16 inches set in 1891.

Virginia:

Close to the coast, major roadways closed due to the high volume of runoff. Other roads were too flooded and dangerous to drive through.

Maryland:

A tornado was confirmed in Prince George and Howard Counties.

Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania:

Roads closure were reported because of flooding and heavy ponding. High winds and waves eroded beaches along the Jersey Shore.

New York:

High tides and showers caused minor coastal flooding.

This high impact weather pattern is expected to bring even more rain and problems for the East Coast this weekend. Major coastal flooding could cause even more problems for areas still recovering from Sandy and many river forecast points are expected to exceed flood stage through the weekend.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Monica Cryan

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