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Florence Floods North Carolina

by Andrew Zarowny, 9/17/2018

 

Hurricane Florence may have moved on, but left North and South Carolina drenched and flooded. North Carolina took the brunt of the storm, which has killed at least 17 people. The city of Wilmington is essentially cut off from the rest of the world due to flooded streets and highways. Many other communities are likewise in trouble, as the rivers are expected to begin overflowing from all of the rain. In many respects, the worst is yet to come. Florence dumped over 30 inches of rain across a large portion of North Carolina, and over 20 inches in South Carolina. Some rivers may break all records for flooding. One could crest at over 60 feet!

 

 

 

Even as far inland as Fayetteville, many towns and cities are ordering a new round of evacuations. If they can still get out! Pretty much the whole region within 50 miles of Wilmington is already badly flooded. About the only way to travel is by helicopter, boat or high-chassis trucks. Officials are using large numbers of aerial drones to monitor the situation. They have been very helpful in locating residents in need of rescue and finding the best path to reach them.

 

As for Hurricane Florence, the storm is now barely a tropical depression as it arcs along the Ohio River valley towards the northeastern states. Since making landfall Friday morning, Florence crawled southwestward at 2 to 3 MPH. All the while still drawing moisture from the Atlantic Ocean and dumping it as rain on the Carolinas. Some estimates put the total rainfall at around 20 Trillion gallons of water! Given what we are seeing, even that estimate may be low.

 

So, the worst may not yet be over as North and South Carolina brace for severe flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. Early threats from wind damage diminished as the storm downgraded from a Category 4 to 1 storm when it made landfall near Wilmington. The worst of the storm surge topped at about 11 feet, causing flooding at places like New Bern, North Carolina. Some 700 people there had to be rescued by boats, many belonging to volunteers of the Louisiana Cajun Navy.

 

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