Friday, September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence Has Made Landfall

At 7:15 am EDT (6:15am CDT), Hurricane Florence officially made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, NC.

While at its strongest Florence was once a Category 4 hurricane, but when it made landfall Friday morning it was a strong Category 1 hurricane with winds around 90 mph. Florence continues to slowly move slowly inland at 6 mph. Due to the slow progress, it will dump upwards of 20+ inches of rain in portions of North and South Carolina by the time it is all said and done.

Not only is the amount of rainfall a concern, but also the storm surge associated with Florence. On average storm surge levels will be between 6-9'. 

In New Bern, NC they saw near 10' storm surges that left over 100 residents stranded, according to the city's office of public information.

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