More flooding possible along coastal SC and NC
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:42:05 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A second round of heavy rain could be heading for the coastal Carolinas.
The National Weather service says a tropical depression south of Cuba is expected to move along a cold front and skirt the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday.
The heaviest rains could fall in the same places that flooded Monday. A flash flood watch already has been issued for areas around Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, N.C.
More than 10 inches of rain fell Monday in Wilmington. Streets flooded and hundreds of accidents were reported.
Forecasters say the next storm could bring 6 to 10 more inches of rain, causing more extensive flooding.
Heavy rains also are expected in Charleston, where up to 4 inches of rain Monday combined with high tide to cause flooding.