TROPICAL STORM GASTON, 2004 - REPORTS, PHOTOS AND LINKS
GASTON REPORTS:SOUTH CAROLINA
CHARLESTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gaston, bearing torrential rain and near-hurricane- strength winds, swept ashore in South Carolina on Sunday (8/29/04) and quickly weakened.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Gaston weakened as it made landfall late in the morning. By 11 a.m., it was about 40 miles northeast of the city of Charleston, at latitude 33.2 north and longitude 79.5 west, with 60 mph winds...
By Kristin Collins and Josh Shaffer
RALEIGH (News Observer)- The storm called Gaston churned out of North Carolina on Monday afternoon, leaving a rain-soaked path and a question: Will the next one be worse?
The storm dumped between 1 and 5 inches of rain on a 120-mile-wide swath stretching from Fayetteville in the southeast through the Triangle and up to Roxboro, northwest of Raleigh.
It brought the August rainfall at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to more than 9 inches, about 5 1/2 inches above normal.
RICHMOND (AP) - Flooding touched off by the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston left at least seven people dead in Virginia on Tuesday and devastated a historic Richmond neighborhood that was the heart of the Confederate capital during the Civil War.
In the city's hard-hit Shockoe Bottom district, dozens of cars that had been carried off by the raging floodwaters were strewn about the streets, which were caked with mud and scattered with bricks...
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2004 Hurricane Briefs