Tropical Storm Florence: Here's what kind of damage is expected in the Triangle

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (WTVD) -- As Tropical Storm Florence barrels through the Carolinas, high winds and rain will continue through the weekend.

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On Saturday, wind gusts in RDU can be expected to clock in around 40 miles per hour. The Triangle is expected to see between 1 and 3 inches of rain overnight.

Throughout the day, the Triangle in susceptible to severe flooding as well.

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Sunday should be a soggy day, but winds will die down.

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Winds will be the highest in the Sandhills.

It will be wet most of the day with heavy rain at times and flash flooding will be possible along with more power outages.

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But so far, some damage has already been seen across Wake County.

On Misty River Drive in Raleigh, a home had a large tree fall directly on top of it, splitting the home in two.

The family who owns the house had not even lived there for more than a month when the storm crushed it.

Luckily, the family of five was unharmed.

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Over in Fuquay Varina, a home that is said to be about 100 years old also had a large tree fall on it.

The historic home, known as the Walter Aiken House, is located on South Fuquay Avenue.