The Carolinas are beginning to feel the effects of Hurricane Florence. Even in the first hours of the storm some areas are already flooding, and this is just the beginning. What will make this storm so much worse than many others is the enormous amount of rain. CNN writes:
People often use the word trillions when they’re overexaggerating something. This is no exaggeration.
North Carolina may get 10 trillion gallons of rain over the next week from Hurricane Florence. This eye-popping prediction comes from meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com. Maue calculated the number from the seven-day rainfall forecast put out Wednesday by the National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center.
— Adam Owens (@AdamOwensTV) September 13, 2018
Storm surge is the deadliest consequence of hurricanes and we’re already seeing some effects from Florence. Watch as an interior wall is ripped off a frame from a beach house near the coastline as captured by our field correspondents. pic.twitter.com/nc5MyC9ckN
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) September 13, 2018
Surf flows between two homes on Ocean View Drive in Avon pic.twitter.com/P38jYtMKVT
— Jeff Hampton (@jeffhampton56) September 13, 2018
Starting to see power outages stack up along the coast as #Florence impacts the shore, via Duke Energy outage tracker. That spot on the end near Carteret County is more than 3,000 customers. #wral #florence pic.twitter.com/E2Xt6bHcrP
— WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) September 13, 2018