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Ian Latest: Weaker Storm Brings Rain, Flash Floods to Carolinas

  • Ian is no longer a hurricane after making another US landfall
  • Florida’s DeSantis says remaining ports to open by Saturday
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WATCH: Hurricane Ian made a landfall in Florida with a massive surge of water and catastrophic winds. ABC News’ Morgan Norwood reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Ian lost its hurricane status after pummeling South Carolina with violent winds and a deadly storm surge, knocking out power to tens of thousands in the US Southeast.

The storm came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane just after 2 p.m. local time near Georgetown, South Carolina, with 85-mile (137-kilometer) per-hour winds, according to the National Hurricane Center. Wind speeds weakened to about 60 miles per hour as of 8 p.m., even as Ian brings heavy rain, flash floods and high winds to both South and North Carolina. More than 392,000 customers are without power in the Carolinas and Virginia.