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Tropical Storm Ophelia Makes Landfall on North Carolina Coast: National Hurricane Center

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2023
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Kendall Warner/The Virginian-Pilot via AP

Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall along the North Carolina coast early Saturday, bringing with it the potential for damaging winds, dangerous storm surge and up to seven inches of rain, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Ophelia made landfall around 6:15 a.m. near North Carolina's Emerald Isle with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph, the agency wrote in an update posted to X, formerly known as Twitter.

The system is expected to swamp parts of North Carolina and Virginia with life-threatening flooding, as well as several inches of rain over a wet and...

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