North Carolina, Virginia hit by Ophelia as storm weakens to tropical depression and moves north

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2023
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Residents in parts of coastal North Carolina and Virginia experienced flooding Saturday after Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall near a North Carolina barrier island, bringing rain, damaging winds and dangerous surges. The storm came ashore near Emerald Isle with near-hurricane-strength winds of 70 mph, but winds weakened as it traveled north with the center of the storm crossing into Virginia by evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Ophelia is expected to sweep northeast Sunday along the mid-Atlantic coast to New Jersey. At 7:44 p.m. EDT, the...

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