As of the 11 p.m. update Wednesday, the storm was about 65 miles southwest of Binghamton, New York, with winds of 14 mph.
Parts of North Carolina are still reeling from Fred’s impact.
In Haywood County, which is west of Asheville, several people were located safe and reunited with their families Wednesday, but several others were added to the list of unaccounted for throughout the day following the heavy flooding, officials said.
The Pigeon River in Haywood County peaked at 19.6 feet late Tuesday, according to county EMS Director Travis Donaldson.
“As the water level began to rise, a whole lot faster than I have ever saw it rise here in our county, we soon started to have to rescue people from their homes and provide additional assistance to our residents, and to our fire departments,” Sheriff Greg Christopher said.
Ground, aerial and swift water rescue teams were sent to areas hardest hit by the storm to start the search and secure process, but ended their day by 7 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.
Fred made landfall in the Florida Panhandle at Cape San Blas on Monday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. It was downgraded to a tropical depression Tuesday morning as it lost strength over land.
CNN’s Kelly McCleary, Theresa Waldrop, Joe Sutton, Judson Jones and Taylor Ward contributed to this report.Source link