The North Carolina Emergency Management Agency says the rainfall from Florence may soon be coming to an end, but the threats from flooding will remain throughout this week. The National Hurricane Center says the former hurricane is an elongated low pressure area as it continues to produce heavy rain over northern portions of the Mid-Atlantic states into Southern New England. Flash flood watches are in effect from Maryland and northern Virginia northward into Southern New York then eastward across portions of Southern New England.
Detectives with the Montgomery County Police Department – Major Crimes Division are investigating a multiple victim shooting in the Colesville area of Silver Spring, as a domestic-related, murder-suicide.
At least 15 people have died in the wake of Florence across the Carolinas. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the fatalities in their state is at least 5 after a fatal collision Sunday in Kershaw County at 7a.m.
The National Hurricane Center says Florence has weakened to a depression but flash flooding and major river flooding will continue over a significant portion of the Carolinas. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Interests in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states should monitor the progress of Florence due to the heavy rainfall threat.