Deadly floods hits Alabama, Carolinas, Tennessee, Carolinas

Severe weather, tornadoes, floods cause school delays in South, 2 dead

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A potent storm continued its assault on the eastern U.S. on Friday after lashing the South with severe storms and flooding, where the storm left at least five people dead and over 300,000 homes and businesses without power.

The storm’s fury was centered on the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, where severe storms may have spawned tornadoes in the Washington, D.C., area, forecasters said.

Farther north, heavy, blowing snow was making for dangerous travel from the eastern Great Lakes into northern Maine on Friday, the National Weather Service said, while freezing rain and a wintry mix caused icy roads from Pennsylvania into southern Maine. 

“A general 6-12 inches of snow will fall in the swath from parts of northwestern and north-central Pennsylvania to central and northern Maine but a 12- to 18- inch band is in store farther over the northern tier of the Northeast,” said AccuWeather meteorologist Bernie Rayno.

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