A relatively minimal hurricane named Gaston made landfall in South Carolina on August 29, 2004.
The next day it was downgraded to a tropical depression as it crossed North Carolina with sustained winds of 45 mph. Gaston dumped up to 6 inches of rain on NC.
As the storm tracked northward into Virginia, it strengthened and my town became the epicenter. The Richmond area received close to 12 inches of rain that afternoon.
We drove in it.