I would not have believed this unless I had seen it with my own eyes. Below is the screencap. There are just no words for this level of stupid.
(Yes the story is STILL THERE)
Meanwhile back in reality, the Baltimore Sun gets it right (as if that is hard):
The former tropical storms Dorian and Flossie are similarly facing unfavorable conditions thousands of miles apart, making it unlikely either will regenerate into tropical cyclones.
Dorian, which late last week was tracking toward the Bahamas with 60 mph winds, had a 20 percent chance of regaining tropical storm strength within the next 48 hours, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Tuesday morning. The storm’s remnants were disorganized thunderstorms a few hundred miles east and northeast of Turks and Caicos.
Flossie passed over the Hawaiian islands Monday, weakening into a tropical depression. Forecasters expect the storm to remain a depression for the next day or so, but to dissipate within three days.
The flooding in North Carolina was caused by flash flooding from a line of thunderstorms:
A series of thunderstorms moving across western North Carolina has triggered what meteorologists are calling major flash flooding. The Charlotte Observer reported that parts of Catawba and surrounding counties were under water Saturday.
504 WTPA41 PHFO 301445 TCDCP1 POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE FLOSSIE DISCUSSION NUMBER 23 NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP062013 500 AM HST TUE JUL 30 2013 FLOSSIE HAS WEAKENED TO A POST-TROPICAL REMNANT LOW. SATELLITE AND RADAR DATA AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS SHOW NEITHER A WELL-DEFINED CIRCULATION CENTER NOR ANY WELL-ORGANIZED CONVECTION. IT IS NOT CERTAIN THAT THERE IS EVEN STILL A LOW PRESSURE CENTER AT ALL. OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES ASSOCIATED WITH A BURST OF CONVECTION DURING THE EVENING MAY HAVE DISRUPTED THE CIRCULATION. AN OSCAT PASS AT 1045 UTC SUGGESTS THE SYSTEM HAS OPENED UP INTO A TROUGH. THE REMNANT LOW OR TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE WEST AT 10 TO 15 KT AND WEAKEN. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 30/1500Z 22.3N 159.8W 25 KT 30 MPH 12H 31/0000Z 22.6N 161.0W 20 KT 25 MPH...DISSIPATING 24H 31/1200Z DISSIPATED$$ FORECASTER DONALDSON