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Pittsburgh region hit with 1 inch of rain from Hurricane Florence

Renatta Signorini
| Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, 8:06 a.m.
Petty Officer Second Class David Kelley patrols a flooded neighborhood in Lumberton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence.
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Petty Officer Second Class David Kelley patrols a flooded neighborhood in Lumberton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence.

Parts of Southwestern Pennsylvania received about an inch of rain in 24 hours from the remnants of Hurricane Florence, which has devastated areas of North Carolina.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Moon said rainfall in the region ranged from just under an inch in Bridgeville to 1.66 inches in Jeannette. Lower Burrell and Washington saw .81 and .84 inches of rain respectively. Kittanning got about 1.53 inches of rain and 1.25 inches of rain fell in Cranberry Township, according to the weather service.

The rain ended early Tuesday.

The storm has claimed at least 32 lives and hundreds of people are stranded or have been rescued in the Wilmington, N.C., area where many communities are under water.

Preliminary statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed Florence had the fourth-highest rainfall total of any hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 1950, with 35.94 inches at Elizabethtown, N.C.

The Associated Press contributed. Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, rsignorini@tribweb.com or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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