HURLEY, Va. (AP) — About 20 homes were knocked off their foundations and trailers washed away in Virginia as flooding continues from what’s left of Hurricane Ida.
The Buchanan County sheriff’s office says about 50 people were rescued, while hundreds were evacuated to shelters and one person remains unaccounted for. Ida’s remnants are forecast to dump rain from the central Appalachians into New England on Wednesday. Up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) are possible in spots from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts.
Forecasters say life-threatening flash flooding is possible in cities and in areas with steep terrain.
A tornado watch is in effect for parts of the Appalachians in Virginia and North Carolina.
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