Storm knocks out power to thousands in Carolinas

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RALEIGH, N.C.   Tropical Storm Andrea has been bringing wind and rain to the Carolinas, causing thousands to lose power.

The storm raced through South Carolina early today, on its path northward. Forecasters issued flood watches across much of the Carolinas, and some tornado watches.

The storm earlier brought rain, heavy wind and tornadoes to parts of Florida, before moving quickly across south Georgia. It lost some strength after moving ashore yesterday in Florida's Big Bend, with its winds dropping to 45 miles an hour.

Rain and wind from the storm are expected to sweep northward along much of the East Coast today.

The Associated Press

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