Hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina, but it’s crawling pace and overwhelming storm surges are setting up hours and hours of destruction and human suffering with dozens desperately awaiting rescue in one flooded town alone. It’s way too early to assess the dollar damage of Florence, but with the current levels of rainfall and storm surge, it won’t be surprising if Florence ends up among the most expensive US hurricanes ever. Even though this is a Category 1 hurricane, with wind of more than 90 mph and dumping 3 inches of rain an hour, don’t focus on the category of the storm. Hurricane Florence will slow down as it approaches the coast and moves inland. This will in result cause extremely dangerous flooding.
The storm has already left it’s mark after making landfall at 7:15am today. It has cut the power to nearly 437,000 customers in North and South Carolina. Forced more than 60 people to evacuate a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after part of the roof collapsed, city officials said. And it has canceled more than 1,300 flights along the East Coast up til today. We are hoping that these effects of the storm are the last. But if you would like to be proactive and donate to hurricane relief for victims visit here.