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Ian, in the Carolinas, is no longer a hurricane, but heavy rains and flooding continue

Jeff Kleinman and Grethel Aguila, Miami Herald on

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Ian is no longer a hurricane.

The now-post tropical cyclone has brought heavy rains, flash flooding and high winds to the Carolinas since reaching the coast Friday afternoon.

Ian previously left a stretch of the Southwest Florida coast in ruins as a Category 4 and crossed the state as a tropical storm. It later gained strength and became a hurricane, set on hitting South Carolina’s coast.

The National Hurricane Center’s 8 p.m. Eastern time advisory listed Ian at 45 miles from Florence, South Carolina.

Maximum sustained winds are at 60 mph, with higher gusts. Ian is expected to weaken overnight and dissipate over central North Carolina or Virginia late Saturday, according to the 8 p.m. advisory.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 275 miles. The storm is traveling north at 15 mph.

 

Watches and warnings

—A tropical storm warning spans from South Santee River to Duck North Carolina and Pamlico Sound.

—A storm surge warning is in effect for the Neuse River in North Carolina.

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