Hurricane Florence Draws Closer To U.S. Landfall; Life Threatening Storm Surge, Massive Flooding

By  //  September 11, 2018

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Hurricane Florence could bring massive flooding that could see some areas in the Carolinas receiving nearly 30 inches of rain. This graphic is created by the NWS/NCEP Weather Prediction Center (WPC) and shows rainfall potential for the United States when Florence threatens land. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Hurricane Florence is expected drop life-threatening storm surge and massive flooding to the coastal Carolinas with some areas receiving nearly 30 inches of rain.

The rainfall from Florence could produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

National Hurricane Center’s latest report shows Florence holding steady at 130 mph winds and moving to the west-northwest at 16 mph.

However, experts are forecasting category 4 hurricane to increase in strength before making landfall on the Carolinas as the storm moves through warmer water.

The storm surge from Florence is a major threat as some areas around Cape Fear and Cape Lookout could see a storm surge as much as 12 feet.

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in coastal areas of North Carolina and South Carolina.

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National Hurricane Center’s latest report shows Florence holding steady at 130 mph winds and moving to the west-northwest at 16 mph. (NHC Image)

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