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Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected

September 16, 2018 at 4:00pm
By September 16, 2018 No Comments

Storm Florence weakened on Sunday but dozens of communities are devastated and ‘epic’ amounts of rain could still fall, according to local officials.

The storm was downgraded to a Tropical Depression about 5 a.m. as it trudged inland early Sunday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters kept rising.

North Carolina officials have reported at least seven storm-related fatalities with unconfirmed reports of a further three deaths. South Carolina authorities reported one death.

‘This is still a catastrophic, life threatening storm,’ said Zack Taylor, a meteorologist with the National Weather Center’s Weather Prediction Center.

Source: Reuters