Hurricane Florence Crushes The Carolinas
What a terrible storm it was. The aftermath might be worse though.
When a hurricane of this magnitude hits, all types of problems can occur. North Carolina is bracing for massive flooding after the storm has hit.
According to the Bismarck Tribune
After blowing ashore as a hurricane with 90 mph (145 kph) winds, Florence virtually parked itself much of the weekend atop the Carolinas as it pulled warm water from the ocean and hurled it onshore. Storm surges, flash floods and winds scattered destruction widely and the Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles to conduct rescues Saturday.
Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of up to 7,500 people living within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of a stretch of the Cape Fear River and the Little River, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from the North Carolina coast. The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, population 200,000.
Hopefully, this disaster can move on without any more casualties