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Hurricane to Hammer Carolinas: 'Catastrophic Flooding'

Hurricane to Hammer Carolinas: 'Catastrophic Flooding'”

The National looks at the science behind Hurricane Florence and why it's being called a once-in-a-generation storm.

The Carolinas will bear the brunt of the storm, but as it moves inland, Virginia, Georgia, and Maryland will also be hit. It is expected to stall and hover over the Carolinas, dumping enormous amounts of rainfall on the region, and causing massive destruction and flooding.

"We have two boats and all our worldly possessions", said Susan Patchkofsky, who refused her family's pleas to evacuate and stayed at Emerald Isle with her husband.

"The storm sort of made me run a little faster, I live there in Charlotte and things are not going to be too good", said Dougherty.

It's unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out.

Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte. Sand dunes gone storm surge 4' into house knocking down walls first floor.

Florence's weakening as it neared the coast created tension between some who left home and authorities who anxious that the storm could still be deadly.

Forecasters' European climate model is predicting two trillion to 11 trillion gallons of rain will fall on North Carolina over the next week, according to meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com.

It was forecast to make landfall mid-day Friday near Cape Fear, North Carolina, bringing up to 40 inches (1 meter) of rain, and storm surges as high as 13 feet (4 meters), the NHC said. "Remember that floods will occur in places that do not receive a hurricane or even tropical storm level winds".

"Growing confidence that Southeast SC will experience a [prolonged] period of tropical storm winds and heavy rain Friday - Saturday from #Florence". By Tuesday the storm is expected to move into West Virginia as it dissipates.

Students of East Carolina University's Coastal Storms class use anemometers to measure wind speeds at Union Point Park in New Bern, N.C., on Thursday.

"The combination of a unsafe storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline", according to the National Hurricane Center.

Air swirls in to fill the low pressure in the storm, sucking air in and upwards, reinforcing the low pressure. "Well, we're about to get punched in the face". This eyewall has the fastest winds below it and violent currents of air rising through it.

It's incredibly hard to pin down a storm's precise death toll because of the myriad, chaotic factors that accompany a natural disaster.

These storm surges can cause more damage from flooding than the winds.

The wind circulation around the eye of a hurricane blows on the ocean surface and produces a vertical circulation in the ocean, when this reaches shallower water nearer the shore the vertical circulation in the water becomes disrupted by the sea floor.

The size of hurricanes is mainly measured by the Saffir-Simpson scale - other scales are used in Asia Pacific and Australia.



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