Florence: Downgraded, Will Still ‘Wallop’ E. Coast

September 13, 2018 by   - () Leave a Comment

Hurricane Florence’s wrath begins today (Sept. 13), according to CNN.

The Carolina coasts can expect winds topping 80 mph late afternoon and that’s just the prelude to untold days of misery.

Don’t be fooled by the fact that Florence has weakened slightly to a Category 2 hurricane; categories only denote the speed of sustained winds. What makes this hurricane extremely dangerous are the deadly storm surges, mammoth coastal flooding and historic rainfall expected far inland.

“I don’t care if this goes down to a Category 1,” CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers said. “We’re still going to have a Category 4 storm surge.”


Even worse: Florence is expected to hover over the Carolinas, whipping hurricane-force winds and dumping relentless rain at least through Saturday.

By the time it leaves, it’s expected to have unloaded 10 trillion gallons of rainfall in North Carolina, Meteorologist Ryan Maue said. That’s enough to fill more than 15 million Olympic-size swimming pools.

To read more on this story click here.


Feel free to leave a comment...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!