Waning Ida's Downpour Swamps Mid-Atlantic Coast

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The remnants of Tropical Storm Ida are moving along the Atlantic coast Thursday in the form of a Nor'Easter.

Heavy rains washed over much of the Atlantic seaboard, prompting flood warnings and watches from North Carolina to Long Island.

In North Carolina, several trees are down and some roads have been closed and there have been reports of some isolated power outages - particularly in Wilmington.

Meanwhile, Virginia is under a state of emergency as unrelenting rain soaks the state. There is significant flooding in the Norfolk area where residents are enduring days of rain.

More than 21,000 residents lost power earlier Thursday, according to Dominion Power and some Hampton Roads motorists have needed to be rescued after becoming stranded in high water.

"Each high tide is going to be worse, because the water's going to keep building," Virginia Department of Emergency Management spokesman Bob Spieldenner said.

In some areas, residents are being encouraged to stay put as downpours are expected to continue at least through Friday.

Most of the energy from Ida is a Nor'Easter producing wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

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