Tropical Depression Brings Flood Warnings For NC and SC
After dumping more than a foot of rain in at least one location, Tropical Depression Beryl continued to soak the South on Tuesday, prompting flood watches and warnings from Florida to North Carolina. Through Tuesday morning, the town of Midway, Florida, about 12 miles west of Tallahassee, had received a total of 12.65 inches of rain from Beryl, according to the National Weather Service. Other notable storm rainfall totals include more than 8 inches in Cooks Hammock, Florida, about 73 miles northwest of Gainesville; and 6 inches in Branford and Arlington, Florida. The 3.25 inches measured in Gainesville broke a daily record, the weather service said. As of about 11 a.m Tuesday, the center of Beryl was about 55 miles north-northeast of Valdosta, Georgia, and about 115 miles west-southwest of Savannah. Its maximum sustained winds were at about 30 mph with higher gusts. Beryl was moving northeast at about 5 mph, and was expected to head toward the coast of South Carolina before pushing back out to sea.Beryl was expected to produce 5 to 10 inches of rain over northern Florida and southeastern Georgia, with maximum amounts of 15 inches possible in some places, forecasters said. In eastern South Carolina and North Carolina, Beryl is forecast to drop 3 to 6 inches of rain. Dangerous rip currents remained possible from northeastern Florida to North Carolina. Flash flood and flood watches were posted on the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts Tuesday. Flood warnings, watches and advisories remained in effect for parts of Florida and Georgia.