Tropical Rainstorm Ophelia brings hazardous conditions to the east coast


Important Takeaways:

  • Ophelia wreaks havoc, causes washout in mid-Atlantic and Northeast
  • Despite losing wind intensity, Tropical Rainstorm Ophelia slowed its forward motion to a crawl, prolonging rainy weather, threats of flooding and coastal hazards in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
  • In New York City, travel advisories were issued on Sunday due to the “long-duration rainfall event,” and people living in basement apartments in flood-prone areas were warned by officials to be prepared to move to higher ground.
  • Strong winds cut power to tens of thousands of customers across North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey at the height of the storm over the weekend. Wind gusts as high as 80 miles per hour were measured in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

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