The 2018 North Atlantic Hurricane Season took a devastating turn last week as Hurricane Florence crashed ashore near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina early last Friday morning. With it came extremely heavy rainfall totals, including a report of 36” in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. The floodwaters from the extremely heavy rainfall cut off the city of Wilmington, NC, which remains isolated as of Tuesday morning. Tragically, 32 people are confirmed to have died due to the storm as of this writing.
While Florence has since departed North Carolina, its remnants are bringing heavy rain to the northeastern United States. Flood warnings have been issued for places such as Upstate New York and southern portions of Vermont and New Hampshire, where multiple inches of rain have already fallen.