What was "Hurricane" Florence is now Tropical Storm Florence and it has meandered from its Landfall near Wilmington, NC, down into South Carolina Saturday. The destruction wrought by this storm is only STARTING . . . the worst is yet to come!
According to the US Geological Survey, rain gauges in North Carolina show that, in the past 48 Hours, 47.3 Inches of rain fell at
-- BOGUE SOUND AT NC HIGHWAY 58 AT EMERALD ISLE, NC
Forty Seven point three INCHES ! ! ! In 2 days. . . . And it's STILL Raining!
Nearby, rain gauges in Wrightsville tell a similar story. In the past forty eight hours. 30.27 Inches of rain have fallen at
-- BANKS CHANNEL AT US HWY 74 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC
ANd along the Intracoastal waterway, 29.94 Inches of rain have fallen, as recorded by the USGS rain gauge designated
-- INTRACOASTAL WTRWY AT NC HWY50/210 AT SURF CITY, NC
Inland rivers and streams are presently flooding at HISTORIC Levels, with the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville forecast to hit 62.3 FEET by Tuesday, as anticipated 18-20 inches of rains falls in that city.
Flooding from that river BEGINS at 35 FEET. It's heading to 62 FEET.
Residents along the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville are being warned to expect the river to go 27 FEET above its banks!
Vast portions of Fayetteville and surrounding towns will be demolished by these floods.
And it's nowhere NEAR over. Tropical Storm Florence is expected to linger and dump up to forty more inches of rain along the coasts of North and South Carolina over the next three days.
The disaster images we've been seeing from the region . . . . haven't even BEGUN to show what's coming.