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Hurricane Florence to cause massive flooding in US

Sep 14, 2018 13:39 IST
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The storm surge from Hurricane Florence will probably be 7 to 11 feet (more than 2 to 3 meters) above ground in parts of North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. Other areas can expect the surge to be taller than the average person - nearly 6 feet (2 meters) or higher. Storm surge expert Hal Needham, director of Marine Weather and Climate in Miami says the hurricane’s strong winds will likely blow ocean water into bays. Days of torrential rain are expected to fall at the same time, and that water will have nowhere to go, leading to the possibility of disastrous floods.