Hurricane Florence produced one of the ” most significant rainfall events” in the Carolinas, the National Weather Service said.
On Tuesday, NWS released rainfall totals for cities and towns across the state after Florence.
As of 2 p.m. Monday, Elizabethtown topped the list after it received 35.93 inches of rain.
Swansboro followed with 34 inches.
Wilmington received 26.58 inches.
Florence’s storm surge flooded New Bern – which received 16.65 inches.
A total of 9.58 inches fell on Durham and 6.98 inches on Raleigh.
“Over a large portion of the region, observed rainfall had an estimated less-than 1% chance of occurring in any given year, indicating a rare and historic event,” the National Weather Service said.