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Hurricane Florence brings storm surges and heavy rainfall. Here’s why that could be catastrophic
The maximum winds in a hurricane garner a lot of attention and rightfully so: they can be absolutely catastrophic. But wind speed isn't the only gauge for how ‘life-threatening’ a hurricane can be. There are several factors at play with Florence — its storm surge potential, the fact that it is slow-moving and the precipitation levels that follow the storm. This combination is made worse by the geography of the Carolinas.
Flooding still a threat in North Carolina, officials warn00:21
Flooded coal ash dump threatens downriver NC city with toxicity01:39
Slow-moving hurricanes like Florence could become increasingly common04:07
Family demands answers after mental health patients in sheriff's van drown02:31
The damage after Hurricane Florence01:23
Trump visits the Carolinas in Florence aftermath02:03