Think Florence is less dangerous because it is “weaker”? Think again…

Latest info-graphic from the NHC outlining the dangerous hazards expected as hurricane Florence approaches the coast Thursday and Friday.

Latest info-graphic from the NHC outlining the dangerous hazards expected as hurricane Florence approaches the coast Thursday and Friday.

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.

About Mark Sudduth

Greetings! I am Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of HurricaneTrack.com. The site began in 1999 as a way to post info concerning tropical storms and hurricanes for any interested visitors. Little did I know how big it would become in the years since. Now, we have millions of visitors from all over the world who have come to rely on the site as a no non-sense, tell it like it is resource for all things hurricane related. We are supported by a combination of corporate sponsors and our loyal Client Services members who subscribe to premium content on our sister site, premium.hurricanetrack.com. I am married with six energetic and intelligent children and live in southeast North Carolina. I graduated UNC-Wilmington in 1995 with a BA in Geography and have studied the effects of hurricanes on our society ever since.
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