Storm Ophelia hit the states of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland on the Atlantic coast in the eastern US.

While a state of emergency was declared in 3 states due to the storm, state officials, who warned of minor flooding, stated that heavy rain and winds will be effective on the state coasts throughout the weekend.

The storm, which was effective in the states of North Carolina and Virginia, caused power outages in approximately 70 thousand homes and workplaces. The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves baseball game scheduled to be played yesterday was postponed until today.

Storm Ophelia is expected to weaken as of today.