UPDATE from Bloomberg News tonight:
Ophelia is forecast to dump as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain and cause storm surges as high as 11 feet in the state. North Carolina ordered mandatory evacuations of low- lying, flood-prone areas in six counties and voluntary evacuations in nine others, Easley's office said.
``If you have been asked to evacuate, please do so, because these floods will be worse than anticipated yesterday,'' Easley said in a televised news conference. When high winds arrive, ``we cannot come in to get you.''
WATCH OUT for this one, PLEASE!!!