Florence may have lost a good deal of its punch around the core or eyewall but believe me when I tell you, the impacts will be nearly the same. Sure, the wind speeds won’t be as bad but wind is usually not the issue when it comes to risk to life and property. It’s the water.
Florence will bring storm surge and possibly historic levels of rain fall and subsequent flooding to portions of the Carolina coast and areas well inland starting during the day Thursday. Now is not the time to relax – who knows, it could restrengthen again before landfall.
I have prepared a new video discussion which takes a look at Florence as well as TS Isaac. I’ll have continuing updates tomorrow.