NORTH CAROLINA -- Florence has officially exited the state, but not before dumping a tremendous amount of rain in many locations.
According to the National Weather Service, at one point Florence was moving at only two miles an hour, slower than the average walking speed. That caused record-breaking amounts of rain and devastating flooding in areas across North Carolina.
Swansboro has seen 34 inches of rain, setting a new North Carolina record for all-time rainfall from a Tropical Cyclone.
Wilmington, received 26.58 total inches of rain since Florence first hit. Oak Island received 26.98 inches of rain and Jacksonville received 25.28 inches.
Other city amounts:
- Raleigh - 6.98
- Charlotte - 6.13
- Winston-Salem - 4.85
- Greensboro -6.99
- Asheville - 3.29
- Boone - 6.07
- Cape Hatteras - 5.59