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Coastal areas brace for rain

Sep 29, 2010 11:38:00 PM - thestate.com

The coastal areas of Georgetown, Horry, and Brunswick, N.C., counties, could see more than 4 inches of rain through tonight, in addition to roughly 4-7 inches that fell Wednesday through the overnight hours, as some of the latest models bring the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole farther west and toward Cape Fear, said Steven Pfaff, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.

"Farther inland areas will still see the lesser amounts," Pfaff said Wednesday afternoon. "If Nicole’s remnants do affect us, then the continuation of extreme flooding conditions will have longer duration and much more in the way of implications for us."

Forecasters predicted between 7 to 10 inches of total rain to fall along the coastal areas of Georgetown, Horry and Brunswick counties over the two-day period.

The last time the area has seen a rainfall that high was during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Pfaff.

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