Tropical Storm Ophelia makes landfall in North Carolina as coastal areas lashed with heavy rain

Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall on the North Carolina coast with damaging winds and dangerous surges of water. The storm is expected to weaken after landfall and turn north on Saturday. Heavy rain and storm surges are forecasted for parts of North Carolina and Virginia. A storm surge warning and tropical storm warning are in effect for various areas along the coast. The governors of North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland have declared a state of emergency. Climate change could result in more frequent storms like Ophelia.

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