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Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- Residents along the East Coast, from Miami to Boston, are bracing for what's left of Tropical Storm Nicole. Some areas could see as much as 14-inches of rain during the day today, prompting worries of flooding.

In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark of 19 inches set in 1999.

There have been no immediate reports of injuries.

Parts of eastern Virginia are under flash flood warnings. The National Weather Service has also issued a tornado watch for 33 eastern Virginia counties and 21 cities, including Richmond, Williamsburg, Arlington and the Hampton Roads area.

Flash flood watches are also in effect for areas in Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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