As you’ve probably heard on the news already, Hurricane Florence is on its way and it’s ready for destruction, so you better batten down the hatches.
The Category 2 storm continues on its rampage towards America, and it is predicted that it will bring 13 feet or more of ‘catastrophic flash flooding’ to some parts of the Carolina coast.
If you wonder, however, ‘what will that look like?’, The Weather Channel has the answer. They have put together a forecast report using amazing graphics that look like they’ve been taken from a modern blockbuster movie, and the visuals will either amaze you or terrify you.
The presenter first shows which regions of the States will be most affected by the storm, and they include Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, and Morehead City. The water rises are expected to be between 6 and 9ft. However, it is also noted that the storm might hit the inland too, in areas like Newport. The flooding is expected to reach above 9 ft as Florence stretches across the region.
It was at this point when we were shown visuals of what this might look like, thanks to the CGI flood that gradually increases around the presenter. The fake flood then reached the top-end heights predicted by The Weather Channel and the presenter described how these surges will submerge one-story buildings, sweet vehicles away and pose a risk to many.
The visual, even though amazing, is absolutely horrifying.
The storm was around 170 miles east-southeast of Wilmington at 9 AM ET this morning, as reported by the National Hurricane Center, and it’s predicted to move west across South Carolina. It is expected to hit the Carolina coast on Thursday night or early Friday.
Stacy Stewart, NHC senior hurricane specialist said:
“You’re going to have damaging winds for a longer period of time.
So instead of maybe 120 mph winds for 30 minutes, you might end up with 90 to 100 mph winds for a couple of hours, or three or four hours. And that will produce a lot of damage as well as prolong the beach erosion.”
As you can see from the video above, officials are not taking this storm lightly, and hundreds of people have already been evacuated from this area. Others are warned to take cover and prepare for the worst.
Henry McMaster, South Carolina’s governor, said in a statement:
“Now is the time for your family also to prepare and stay tuned for more updates.
Plan for the worst, pray for the best. Pretend, assume, presume that a major hurricane is going to hit right smack dab in the middle of South Carolina and is going to go way inshore.”