Tropical Storm Andrea — the first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season — drenched parts of Florida when it made landfall Thursday and is expected to bring heavy rain to much of the East Coast through Saturday.
At 11 a.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center said Andrea was packing 45-mph winds and was about 50 miles southwest of Fayetteville, N.C., and 90 miles west of Wilmington, N.C.
Farther north on Friday, a flood watch area includes Washington, which the National Weather Service predicts could get 6 inches of rain Friday, and New York, where forecasters say 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could fall at times into Saturday.
Even Maine's coast, including Portland, could see as much as 3 inches of rain by the time the weekend is done. Here are some images of the damage done in the West Palm Beach area of Florida on Thursday:
A controversial plan by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Tribe to annex more than 1,400 acres of mainly agricultural land in the Santa Ynez Valley into its sovereign nation through the fee-to-trust process has cleared a major hurdle.