Americans on the east coast are in for a wet and wild ride this weekend, as Hurricane Florence prepares to batter the Carolinas in the coming hours.
Florence, or “Flo” as some have been calling her, looks to have weakened a bit as she reaches the outer edges of North and South Carolina, but that doesn’t mean much for residents as the storm is also slowing in its east to west travel. This means that Florence, much like Hurricane Harvey in Houston last year, could stall over several major cities, dumping immense amounts of precipitation over an extended period of time.
That isn’t to say that this currently Category 2 storm isn’t striking and awe-inspiring in its own terrifying way. As you’ll see in the next 5 pages, it certainly is.
#5: The Storm Surge Cometh
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Meteorologists the nation over will tell you that it’s not the wind and rain that create the most havoc during a hurricane like Florence. Instead, it is the storm surge that you must be truly wary of.