Despite being downgraded to a Category 2 storm, Hurricane Florence, is still expected to bring catastrophic flooding to the Southeast and may dump as much as 40-inches of rain in North Carolina alone. The National Weather Service office in Newport, North Carolina, warned that the rainfall could be historic and the flooding unprecedented. These fascinating images from space show Florence from above. Continue reading for a bonus video, more pictures and information.
“This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast, and that’s saying a lot given the impacts we’ve seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew. I can’t emphasize enough the potential for unbelievable damage from wind, storm surge, and inland flooding with this storm,” said one National Weather Service meteorologist in Wilmington, North Carolina.