65 homes on the Atlantic coast, without power
The Atlantic coast was hit by Tropical Storm Ophelia, which brought torrential rain and strong winds. As a result, some regions were flooded and left without electricity.
The National Weather Service announced that 8 million people from New York to South Carolina were under tropical storm and flash flood warnings until noon Saturday.
The storm started in the town of Emerald Isle in North Carolina around 6:15 am. In some areas, the winds moved at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour, which together with the heavy rainfall caused flooding.
One of the hardest hit communities was Washington, North Carolina, where water flooded homes and covered vehicles.
Authorities announced that more than 65 homes and businesses in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey were without power as a result of Ophelia.