Photos: Hurricane Joaquin

Bob Ashbaugh
Bob Ashbaugh, from Pittsburgh, videos waves crashing over homes at risk to erosion during high tide on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The South Carolina coast is getting hammered with historic rains along with an unusual lunar high tide causing flooding all over the state. (AP Photo/Mic Smith) (AP)
A surfer catches a wave in the Absecon Inlet off the shore of Brigantine, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, as a strom brought heavy winds and rain to the Jersey shore communities. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP)
A surfer catches a wave in the Absecon Inlet off the shore of Brigantine, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, as a strom brought heavy winds and rain to the Jersey shore communities. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP) (AP)
Surfers catch waves in the Absecon Inlet off the shore of Brigantine, N.J. along the Atlantic City skyline, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, as a storm brought heavy winds and rain to the Jersey shore communities. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP)
Surfers catch waves in the Absecon Inlet off the shore of Brigantine, N.J. along the Atlantic City skyline, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, as a storm brought heavy winds and rain to the Jersey shore communities. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP) (AP)
A motorist drives his truck through a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to bolster state and local efforts as flood warnings remained in effect for many parts of the East Coast through Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A motorist drives his truck through a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to bolster state and local efforts as flood warnings remained in effect for many parts of the East Coast through Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (AP)
Cars make their way down a flooded street in Atlantic City, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. A coastal flood warning for the state is due to remain in effect until Sunday evening. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP)  PHILLY METRO OUT NEWS; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MAGS OUT
Cars make their way down a flooded street in Atlantic City, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. A coastal flood warning for the state is due to remain in effect until Sunday evening. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP) PHILLY METRO OUT NEWS; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MAGS OUT (AP)
A man walks his dog through flood waters during high tide on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
A man walks his dog through flood waters during high tide on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Will Cunningham, 14, rides his bike down Station 29 on Sullivan's Island, S.C., with his friend Patrick Kelly, 14, going the kayak route during flood waters on Sullivan's Island Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Will Cunningham, 14, rides his bike down Station 29 on Sullivan’s Island, S.C., with his friend Patrick Kelly, 14, going the kayak route during flood waters on Sullivan’s Island Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Clemson fans joke around in mud before an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Clemson, S.C. Heavy rains and possible flooding are expected in the Carolinas due to Hurricane Joaquin. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
People shield themselves as a wave crashes against a walkway in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.  Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
People shield themselves as a wave crashes against a walkway in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (AP)
A Jeep drives on a flooded street at high-tide in downtown Ocean City, Md., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
A Jeep drives on a flooded street at high-tide in downtown Ocean City, Md., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) (AP)
Dillon Christ, Kyle Barnell
Dillon Christ, front, and Kyle Barnell paddle their canoe down a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (AP)
Anna Wilson, Madi Kois, Wesli Jones
Anna Wilson, center, laughs as she plays with friends Madi Kois, left, and Wesli Jones on a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (AP)
Hard hats hang from a post on the beach in north Eleuthera island, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)
Hard hats hang from a post on the beach in north Eleuthera island, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm. (AP Photo/Ben Fox) (ap)
A baseball fan walks around Citi Field after the baseball game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets was postponed because of rain, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in New York. The game will be played on Saturday as a double header. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
A baseball fan walks around Citi Field after the baseball game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets was postponed because of rain, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in New York. The game will be played on Saturday as a double header. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) (AP)
People watch the waves in a rainstorm at Atlantic Ocean at Carolina Beach, N. C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
People watch the waves in a rainstorm at Atlantic Ocean at Carolina Beach, N. C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) (AP)
Cars drive through a flooded intersection during high tide on Chincoteague Island, Va., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.  Virginia State Police say they've responded to dozens of vehicle crashes throughout the state as heavy rains cause problems for motorists.  (AP Photo/David Dishneau)
Cars drive through a flooded intersection during high tide on Chincoteague Island, Va., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Virginia State Police say they’ve responded to dozens of vehicle crashes throughout the state as heavy rains cause problems for motorists. (AP Photo/David Dishneau) (AP)
Flood waters enveloped this neighborhood in the Strathmere section of Upper Township N.J. on Friday Oct. 2, 2015. Despite forecasts showing the impending Hurricane Joaquin may move out to sea and not directly strike New Jersey, crews along the shore were nonetheless taking precautions against flooding from a wind and rainstorm that preceded Joaquin and that was causing some flooding in southern New Jersey on Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Flood waters enveloped this neighborhood in the Strathmere section of Upper Township N.J. on Friday Oct. 2, 2015. Despite forecasts showing the impending Hurricane Joaquin may move out to sea and not directly strike New Jersey, crews along the shore were nonetheless taking precautions against flooding from a wind and rainstorm that preceded Joaquin and that was causing some flooding in southern New Jersey on Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) (AP)
A few hours before high tide, wind-driven waves crash into a fishing pier in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Oct 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea. But a freakishly powerful rainstorm fueled in part by the hurricane threatened to bring ruinous flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard over the weekend.(L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGAZINES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
A few hours before high tide, wind-driven waves crash into a fishing pier in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Oct 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea. But a freakishly powerful rainstorm fueled in part by the hurricane threatened to bring ruinous flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard over the weekend.(L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGAZINES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT (AP)
The National Hurricane Center released this updated path for Hurricane Joaquin at 11 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2015. (National Hurricane Center)
The National Hurricane Center released this updated path for Hurricane Joaquin at 11 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2015. (National Hurricane Center) (National Hurricane Center)
IN SPACE - OCTOBER 1:  In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen churning in the Atlantic on October 1, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a category three hurricane early on October 1. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a  possibity of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast.  (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen churning in the Atlantic on October 1, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a category three hurricane early on October 1. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a possibity of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images) (Getty Images/Handout)
IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 30:  In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen chruning in the Caribbean September 30, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane early on September 30. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a  possibity of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast.  (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen chruning in the Caribbean September 30, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane early on September 30. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a possibity of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images) (Getty Images/Handout)
Perry Williams, 47, left, and Alaric Nixon, 28, place sandbags on the storefront of Diamond's International store, in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Joaquin in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
Perry Williams, 47, left, and Alaric Nixon, 28, place sandbags on the storefront of Diamond’s International store, in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Joaquin in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen) (AP/Tim Aylen)
Perry Williams, 47, left, and Alaric Nixon, 28, carry a sheet of plywood as they cover the windows of the Diamond's International store, in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Joaquin in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
Perry Williams, 47, left, and Alaric Nixon, 28, carry a sheet of plywood as they cover the windows of the Diamond’s International store, in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Joaquin in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen) (AP/Tim Aylen)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering laying out preparation plans for a possible weekend rainstorm Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. Governors up and down the East Coast are warning residents to prepare for drenching storms as flooding killed one person Thursday in South Carolina. The rains could cause power outages and close roads in a region already walloped by rain. Hurricane Joaquin's approach could intensify the damage, but rain is forecast across the region regardless of the storm's path. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering laying out preparation plans for a possible weekend rainstorm Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. Governors up and down the East Coast are warning residents to prepare for drenching storms as flooding killed one person Thursday in South Carolina. The rains could cause power outages and close roads in a region already walloped by rain. Hurricane Joaquin’s approach could intensify the damage, but rain is forecast across the region regardless of the storm’s path. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (AP/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering to lay out preparation plans for a possible weekend rainstorm Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Trenton, N.J.  Governors up and down the East Coast are warning residents to prepare for drenching storms as flooding killed one person Thursday in South Carolina. The rains could cause power outages and close roads in a region already walloped by rain. Hurricane Joaquin's approach could intensify the damage, but rain is forecast across the region regardless of the storm's path. Listening in the background are John Hoffman, left, acting Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering to lay out preparation plans for a possible weekend rainstorm Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. Governors up and down the East Coast are warning residents to prepare for drenching storms as flooding killed one person Thursday in South Carolina. The rains could cause power outages and close roads in a region already walloped by rain. Hurricane Joaquin’s approach could intensify the damage, but rain is forecast across the region regardless of the storm’s path. Listening in the background are John Hoffman, left, acting Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (AP/Mel Evans)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 01:  Eric Blake, Hurricane Specialist, uses a computer at the National Hurricane Center to track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The National Hurricane Center forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Eric Blake, Hurricane Specialist, uses a computer at the National Hurricane Center to track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The National Hurricane Center forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 01:  Jamie Rhome, Storm Surge Specialist, Eric Blake, Hurricane Specialist, and Jack Beven, Senior Hurricane Specialist, (L-R) work in the National Hurricane Center as they track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Jamie Rhome, Storm Surge Specialist, Eric Blake, Hurricane Specialist, and Jack Beven, Senior Hurricane Specialist, (L-R) work in the National Hurricane Center as they track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Raedle)
UNITED STATES - October 1: A man walks through the rain near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
October 1: A man walks through the rain near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call) (CQ-Roll Call,Inc./Congressional Quarterly)
Airmen and volunteers place sandbags outside of a building at Langley Air Force Base Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2015, as heavy rain falls in Hampton, Va. The base  will be closed to all non-mission essential personnel beginning Friday morning. The base's leadership made the decision based on projected tidal surges and potential flooding from Hurricane Joaquin. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Airmen and volunteers place sandbags outside of a building at Langley Air Force Base Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2015, as heavy rain falls in Hampton, Va. The base will be closed to all non-mission essential personnel beginning Friday morning. The base’s leadership made the decision based on projected tidal surges and potential flooding from Hurricane Joaquin. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Daily Press via AP) (AP)
The sky is overcast on south Eleuthera island, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as Hurricane Joaquin dumps torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas as a Category 4 storm. Streets were largely deserted as people remained hunkered down on the island of Eleuthera, which was bracing for heavy winds later Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)
The sky is overcast on south Eleuthera island, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as Hurricane Joaquin dumps torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas as a Category 4 storm. Streets were largely deserted as people remained hunkered down on the island of Eleuthera, which was bracing for heavy winds later Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Fox) (ap)
Flood waters enveloped this neighborhood in the Strathmere section of Upper Township N.J. on Friday Oct. 2, 2015. Despite forecasts showing the impending Hurricane Joaquin may move out to sea and not directly strike New Jersey, crews along the shore were nonetheless taking precautions against flooding from a wind and rainstorm that preceded Joaquin and that was causing some flooding in southern New Jersey on Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Flood waters enveloped this neighborhood in the Strathmere section of Upper Township N.J. on Friday Oct. 2, 2015. Despite forecasts showing the impending Hurricane Joaquin may move out to sea and not directly strike New Jersey, crews along the shore were nonetheless taking precautions against flooding from a wind and rainstorm that preceded Joaquin and that was causing some flooding in southern New Jersey on Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry) (AP)
Scan analyst Kristen Nice readies cases of bottled water for sale at the Food Lion in Newport News, Va., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, as the grocer brings in extra people for checkout and stocking as residents stock up on food essentials ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. (Adrin Snider/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT (REV-SHARE)  MBO
Scan analyst Kristen Nice readies cases of bottled water for sale at the Food Lion in Newport News, Va., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, as the grocer brings in extra people for checkout and stocking as residents stock up on food essentials ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. (Adrin Snider/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT (REV-SHARE) MBO (AP)
Skies begin to darken as Hurricane Joaquin passes through the region, seen from Nassau, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
Skies begin to darken as Hurricane Joaquin passes through the region, seen from Nassau, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen) (AP)
People watch the waves in a rainstorm at Atlantic Ocean at Carolina Beach, N. C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
People watch the waves in a rainstorm at Atlantic Ocean at Carolina Beach, N. C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) (AP)
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Bob Ashbaugh
A surfer catches a wave in the Absecon Inlet off the shore of Brigantine, N.J., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, as a strom brought heavy winds and rain to the Jersey shore communities. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP)
Surfers catch waves in the Absecon Inlet off the shore of Brigantine, N.J. along the Atlantic City skyline, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, as a storm brought heavy winds and rain to the Jersey shore communities. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP)
A motorist drives his truck through a flooded street in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to bolster state and local efforts as flood warnings remained in effect for many parts of the East Coast through Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Cars make their way down a flooded street in Atlantic City, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. A coastal flood warning for the state is due to remain in effect until Sunday evening. (Lori M. Nichols/NJ.com via AP)  PHILLY METRO OUT NEWS; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MAGS OUT
A man walks his dog through flood waters during high tide on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
Will Cunningham, 14, rides his bike down Station 29 on Sullivan's Island, S.C., with his friend Patrick Kelly, 14, going the kayak route during flood waters on Sullivan's Island Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
People shield themselves as a wave crashes against a walkway in Charleston, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.  Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S.  (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
A Jeep drives on a flooded street at high-tide in downtown Ocean City, Md., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Rain pummeling parts of the East Coast showed little sign of slackening Saturday, with record-setting precipitation prolonging the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that powerful Hurricane Joaquin will not hit the U.S. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Dillon Christ, Kyle Barnell
Anna Wilson, Madi Kois, Wesli Jones
Hard hats hang from a post on the beach in north Eleuthera island, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)
A baseball fan walks around Citi Field after the baseball game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets was postponed because of rain, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in New York. The game will be played on Saturday as a double header. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
People watch the waves in a rainstorm at Atlantic Ocean at Carolina Beach, N. C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
Cars drive through a flooded intersection during high tide on Chincoteague Island, Va., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.  Virginia State Police say they've responded to dozens of vehicle crashes throughout the state as heavy rains cause problems for motorists.  (AP Photo/David Dishneau)
Flood waters enveloped this neighborhood in the Strathmere section of Upper Township N.J. on Friday Oct. 2, 2015. Despite forecasts showing the impending Hurricane Joaquin may move out to sea and not directly strike New Jersey, crews along the shore were nonetheless taking precautions against flooding from a wind and rainstorm that preceded Joaquin and that was causing some flooding in southern New Jersey on Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
A few hours before high tide, wind-driven waves crash into a fishing pier in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, Oct 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea. But a freakishly powerful rainstorm fueled in part by the hurricane threatened to bring ruinous flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard over the weekend.(L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGAZINES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
The National Hurricane Center released this updated path for Hurricane Joaquin at 11 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2015. (National Hurricane Center)
IN SPACE - OCTOBER 1:  In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen churning in the Atlantic on October 1, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a category three hurricane early on October 1. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a  possibity of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast.  (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 30:  In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen chruning in the Caribbean September 30, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane early on September 30. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a  possibity of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast.  (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)
Perry Williams, 47, left, and Alaric Nixon, 28, place sandbags on the storefront of Diamond's International store, in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Joaquin in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
Perry Williams, 47, left, and Alaric Nixon, 28, carry a sheet of plywood as they cover the windows of the Diamond's International store, in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Joaquin in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas as a Category 4 storm, with forecasters warning it could grow even stronger before carving a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering laying out preparation plans for a possible weekend rainstorm Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. Governors up and down the East Coast are warning residents to prepare for drenching storms as flooding killed one person Thursday in South Carolina. The rains could cause power outages and close roads in a region already walloped by rain. Hurricane Joaquin's approach could intensify the damage, but rain is forecast across the region regardless of the storm's path. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering to lay out preparation plans for a possible weekend rainstorm Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Trenton, N.J.  Governors up and down the East Coast are warning residents to prepare for drenching storms as flooding killed one person Thursday in South Carolina. The rains could cause power outages and close roads in a region already walloped by rain. Hurricane Joaquin's approach could intensify the damage, but rain is forecast across the region regardless of the storm's path. Listening in the background are John Hoffman, left, acting Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 01:  Eric Blake, Hurricane Specialist, uses a computer at the National Hurricane Center to track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The National Hurricane Center forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 01:  Jamie Rhome, Storm Surge Specialist, Eric Blake, Hurricane Specialist, and Jack Beven, Senior Hurricane Specialist, (L-R) work in the National Hurricane Center as they track the path of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, as it passes over parts of the Bahamas on October 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The forecasters are still trying to determine if the hurricane will turn to the north and northwest, which might affect the U.S. East Coast.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - October 1: A man walks through the rain near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Airmen and volunteers place sandbags outside of a building at Langley Air Force Base Thursday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2015, as heavy rain falls in Hampton, Va. The base  will be closed to all non-mission essential personnel beginning Friday morning. The base's leadership made the decision based on projected tidal surges and potential flooding from Hurricane Joaquin. (Kaitlin McKeown/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
The sky is overcast on south Eleuthera island, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as Hurricane Joaquin dumps torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas as a Category 4 storm. Streets were largely deserted as people remained hunkered down on the island of Eleuthera, which was bracing for heavy winds later Friday. (AP Photo/Ben Fox)
Flood waters enveloped this neighborhood in the Strathmere section of Upper Township N.J. on Friday Oct. 2, 2015. Despite forecasts showing the impending Hurricane Joaquin may move out to sea and not directly strike New Jersey, crews along the shore were nonetheless taking precautions against flooding from a wind and rainstorm that preceded Joaquin and that was causing some flooding in southern New Jersey on Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Scan analyst Kristen Nice readies cases of bottled water for sale at the Food Lion in Newport News, Va., Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, as the grocer brings in extra people for checkout and stocking as residents stock up on food essentials ahead of Hurricane Joaquin. (Adrin Snider/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT (REV-SHARE)  MBO
Skies begin to darken as Hurricane Joaquin passes through the region, seen from Nassau, Bahamas, early Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin dumped torrential rains across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday as a Category 4 storm. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)
People watch the waves in a rainstorm at Atlantic Ocean at Carolina Beach, N. C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea instead of joining up with a drenching rainstorm that is bringing severe flooding to parts of the Atlantic Seaboard. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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