Florence rainfall totals: Elizabethtown receives nearly 3 feet

Eye On The Storm

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. 

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