September 2018: Major hurricane Florence impacted North and South Carlolina USA. The system produced life threatening hazards with severe storm surge, flooding and wind damage. Cover image: Alexander Gerst via the ISS.
UPDATE 7:30AM AEST 15TH SEPT 2018: Hurricane Florence is now situated North of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and continuing on it’s slow track. Torrrential rain of 300-400mm has been observed near Morehead City with widespread falls of 150-250mm over large portions of the North Carolina Coast. A dangerous storm surge is continuing along the North Carolina Coast as well.
VIDEO: Widespread and significant damage is being observed at first light over New Bern, North Carolina (North of Wilmington where Florence’s eye is now overhead)
UPDATE 8:10PM AEST 14TH SEPT 2018: Hurricane Florence is now officially making landfall between Surf City and Wilmington, North Carolina as a Category 1 system with 90mph winds. The system has already produced over 300mm of rain near Morehead City with waterspouts and tornado warnings also active. Significant storm surge impacts are being noted as well along the Coastline. Image RadarScope