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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.
Trump asked NC officials about spot where he has a golf course05:19
Flooded animal farms add 'toxic soup' to post-Florence concerns06:19
Trump's awkward post-hurricane visit to the Carolinas02:55
Florence’s wrath continues as rising rivers leave some neighborhoods underwater01:06
Trump visits North Carolina during Hurricane Florence recovery01:42
Florence flooding sweeps away Sheriff's van, killing 201:34