The US storm season is up and running….
Tropical Storm Ophelia has made landfall in Emerald Isle, North Carolina with winds of 70 mph as a flash flood warning has been issued surrounding the landfall location.
Tropical storm warnings have also been issued for four states from North Carolina to Maryland. Flood watches have been issued for portions of eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, including Richmond. Coastal flood warnings are in effect along the coast too, stretching into Delaware and southern New Jersey, including Atlantic City
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency on Friday ahead of the storm to mobilize resources, with impacts to the commonwealth “likely,” he said.
Ophelia is forecast to bring strong winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and coastal flooding from Carolinas all the way to southern New England….
image…Tropical Storm Ophelia has formed off the coast of North Carolina on Friday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph.