Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected

September 16, 2018 at 4:00pm
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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