Heavy rains cause flooding in Eastern USA

Heavy rain that has caused flooding along the coast of the Eastern USA, covering roads and flooding homes in some areas, is set to continue according to local news reports.

Ashley Hill, left, and John Joplin make calls from their car as they wait to be rescued Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Steady rains have forced the early closure of schools and flooded streets from Southside Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas.

Ashley Hill, left, and John Joplin make calls from their car as they wait to be rescued Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Roanoke, Va. Steady rains have forced the early closure of schools and flooded streets from Southside Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas. Image by Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP

Adding to the ongoing weather risk is uncertainty about the path of Hurricane Joaquin, which some meteorologists have said may also hit the US. However, its path is difficult to predict due to the interactions between various weather systems in the area, reports weather.com.

Regardless of whether the hurricane, which has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm and is approaching the Bahamas, makes landfall in the US, much of the eastern coast is still set for heavy rain and potentially dangerous weather.

Weather warnings are in effect for much of the Eastern coast of the US, and extend into Atlantic Canada, where some roads have flooded and homes have experienced power outages.

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