East Coast Soaker

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Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:09am

Storm dumps massive amounts of rain on East Coast.

A huge rainstorm rocketed up the East Coast Thursday.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole blew through the Carolinas, causing flooding along the coast.

Wilmington, North Carolina has been soaked with 22 inches of rain since Sunday, a four day record and more than Hurricane Floyd produced in 1999.

The storm caused dangerous driving conditions up and down the coast.

State troopers in eastern North Carolina blame the weather for a rollover accident that killed four people.

The relentless rain caused one city bus to slam into another in metro Washington, injuring 26 passengers.

In suburban Philadelphia a large tree toppled over on to a school bus and ambulance.

City streets in Lancaster, Pennsylvania were swamped.

The nation's capital is expecting seven inches of rain by the time the storm ends.

High winds and rough surf didn't stop fisherman on the Jersey shore, but the heavy weather did snarl air traffic, causing cancelations and delays in both Newark and Philadelphia.

Forecasters are calling for clearing skies Friday morning over Long Island and New Jersey, with the storm system moving on through the New England states.
 

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