Flood watches issued for entire East Coast as heavy rain moves in
MAX GOLEMBO, EMILY SHAPIRO and MELISSA GRIFFIN. Good Morning America. December 20, 2018
As travelers hit the roads before Christmas, the entire East Coast is bracing for flooding.
A major storm is hitting Florida and the Carolinas on Thursday before the rain heads up the coastline to the Northeast overnight.
At least two tornadoes were already reported in the Sunshine State.
A possible tornado on Thursday morning left 73 homes damaged at a mobile home community in Zephyrhills, Florida, according to initial reports from Pasco County Fire Rescue.
No injuries were reported, the department said, but five homes were deemed unsafe.
The severe storms will be pounding most of Florida and coastal North Carolina and South Carolina Thursday afternoon.
Besides tornadoes, damaging winds up to 70 mph is also a threat.
Thursday night, the heavy rain will reach Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.
New York City will see its first round of heavy rain overnight and a second round Friday morning.
Boston’s first round of heavy rain will be Friday morning with a second round arriving Friday night — impacting both the morning and evening commutes.
Categories: Extreme Flooding