The hurricane is now downgraded to a tropical storm with average winds of 45 mph (72 kph). The storm is moving at 2 mph across the east of South Carolina. Parts of southern and central North Carolina and northeast South Carolina received an additional 15 to 20 inches of rain producing dangerous flash flooding and river flooding. The forecast states that the storm will continue to produce heavy rainfall up to 30 inches (76.2 cm). Tropical storm-force winds continued throughout the day along the coastal area and much of eastern North and South Carolina.
Unfortunately, there are at least 14 people dead. 1 million people are without power. We do not have reports of hurt or deceased policy holders. Our office is closely watching the situation and will keep you updated if any major news comes up.