Heavy Rains Expected through Monday, Flash Flood Watch Remains in Effect

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People in North Carolina were paying attention to rising rivers on Tuesday after storms gave the state its worst drenching since a damaging hurricane late past year.

Heavy rainfall has already caused flooding of low-lying areas and closed roads. North central Orangeburg County in central SC.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 24-hour rain totals of 6 inches are unusual for the area; there is a 1 in 25 chance that it could happen in any given year.

The sun was out by early afternoon in Raleigh, and radar images indicated the storms had largely passed through the state.

The Dan River Region is included in a flood watch through Monday evening.

Smithfield town spokesman Tim Kerigan said in an email that the body couldn't immediately be recovered because of fast-moving water.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings and advisories after severe storms that dropped heavy rainfall across Arkansas. "Since Sunday, one weather reporting site in west Raleigh has measured over 7" of rain. The heavy rain and flood threat will end Tuesday morning.

The Haw River in Chatham County will likely reach minor flood stage Tuesday morning.

About 2,700 customers remained without electricity late Tuesday morning.

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