NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Hurricane Michael, now a post-tropical storm, continues to batter the East Coast with heavy rain and high wind.

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A flash flood watch was in effect for much of the Tri-State through 6 a.m. Friday.

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The storm is now blamed for at least six deaths, including an 11-year-old girl in Georgia, and billions of dollars in damage.

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Skies are expected to clear this afternoon, with cooler temperatures moving in.