Tropical Storm Ophelia, once a potent threat, has now been downgraded to a post-tropical low as of Saturday night. However, it remains a cause for concern due to the potential for coastal flooding and flash floods in the Mid-Atlantic region, as reported by the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
The impacts of Ophelia were already felt as it made landfall near a North Carolina barrier island. This brought with it heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and perilous surges, resulting in flooding in some coastal areas of North Carolina and Virginia on Saturday.
As the storm evolves, residents in these regions are urged to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety in the face of unpredictable weather conditions. We will continue to provide updates on the situation as it develops.