A low-pressure system will affect the coast of North and South Carolina, bringing heavy rain, strong winds, coastal flooding, and dangerous surf conditions through the evening (local time) of Tuesday, September 25. The storm system has as 50 percent chance of forming into a tropical depression on Tuesday or Wednesday, September 26. Heavy rain is forecast in northeastern South Carolina and eastern North Carolina on Tuesday and hazardous rip currents are expected, particularly around low tide, from North Carolina north to coastal Maryland. Coastal flooding is also anticipated for eastern North Carolina, particularly along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington.
North and South Carolina continue to feel the effects of Hurricane Florence, which brought up to 91 cm (36 in) of rain and massive flooding. The storm killed at least 44 people.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate flooding and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities. Remember that floodwaters may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwater should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.
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