RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - New England is feeling the brunt of torrential downpours from a faded tropical storm that claimed five lives further south.
The weather also snarled air, road and train traffic in the New York City area this morning. Motorists and pedestrians there coped with sheets of rain, poor visibility, slick roads and strong wind gusts.
As it moved along the East Coast yesterday, the storm washed out roads, knocked out power and doused some cities with more rain in hours than they normally get in months.
Five people, including four family members, were killed in traffic accidents in North Carolina.
Jacksonville, N.C. took on 12 inches of rain in six hours - nearly a quarter of its typical annual rainfall.
Soaked residents are looking ahead to forecasts of cooler, drier air in many areas once the storm passes.