WE URGE ALL OUR MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA  COASTAL COUNTIES TO EVACUATE TO HIGHER GROUND. 

THIS WILL BE A CATASTROPHIC STORM. 

We will pray for your safety.

 

  • The surge from Florence will be particularly dangerous due to the flat nature of the coast line off of North and South Carolina.

  • The storm surge could reach heights of up to 20 feet, according to scientists.

  • It’s expected to drop between 20 and 40 inches of rain in some parts that could produce “catastrophic flash flooding.”  INLAND FLOODING WILL ALSO BE A MAJOR CONCERN.

 

 

The surge from Florence will be particularly dangerous due to the flat nature of the coast line off of North and South Carolina, allowing the storm to pile a lot of water over a large area. It’s exacerbated by two bays in the storm’s path that collect water and increases the height of a surge.

 

“Yes the winds will be bad, but really the water is what will be deadly,” said Rob Galbraith, director of underwriting research for insurance firm USAA. “The type of inundation we are talking about here happens very quickly. Six inches of water can knock you off your feet and two feet of water can actually lift your car off the ground.”

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling Florence a major and deadly storm. It’s expected to drop between 20 and 40 inches of rain in some parts that could produce “catastrophic flash flooding,” according to NOAA. The governor of North Carolina ordered a mandatory evacuation for more than 1 million people along the coastline.

 

The storm’s direction, moving straight into the coast at a perpendicular angle rather than along it, increases the severity of the storm surge, said Robert Young, a professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University. Florence is following a similar sort of path hurricanes as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 and Hurricane Hugo in the Caribbean and Southeastern U.S. in 1989, he said.

 

Young estimates the storm surge of between 15 and 20 feet.”

 

Read the full story here  https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/hurricane-florence-could-product-historic-storm-surge-of-up-to-20-feet.html 

 

 

 

  • “The surge from Florence will be particularly dangerous due to the flat nature of the coast line off of North and South Carolina.

  • The storm surge could reach heights of up to 20 feet, according to scientists.

  • It’s expected to drop between 20 and 40 inches of rain in some parts that could produce “catastrophic flash flooding.”  INLAND FLOODING WILL ALSO BE A MAJOR CONCERN.

 

 

The surge from Florence will be particularly dangerous due to the flat nature of the coast line off of North and South Carolina, allowing the storm to pile a lot of water over a large area. It’s exacerbated by two bays in the storm’s path that collect water and increases the height of a surge.

 

“Yes the winds will be bad, but really the water is what will be deadly,” said Rob Galbraith, director of underwriting research for insurance firm USAA. “The type of inundation we are talking about here happens very quickly. Six inches of water can knock you off your feet and two feet of water can actually lift your car off the ground.”

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling Florence a major and deadly storm. It’s expected to drop between 20 and 40 inches of rain in some parts that could produce “catastrophic flash flooding,” according to NOAA. The governor of North Carolina ordered a mandatory evacuation for more than 1 million people along the coastline.

 

The storm’s direction, moving straight into the coast at a perpendicular angle rather than along it, increases the severity of the storm surge, said Robert Young, a professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University. Florence is following a similar sort of path hurricanes as Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005 and Hurricane Hugo in the Caribbean and Southeastern U.S. in 1989, he said.

 

Young estimates the storm surge of between 15 and 20 feet.”

 

Read the full story here  https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/hurricane-florence-could-product-historic-storm-surge-of-up-to-20-feet.html 

 

 

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