“I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This”: Meteorologists Expect Florence To Stall
The bizarre story of Hurricane Florence just keeps becoming even more strange. The good news is that meteorologists are telling us that the storm is expected to lose intensity as it approaches the east coast, but the really, really bad news is that it is now being projected that Florence will slow down and finally stall just off the coastline. In a worst-case scenario, the Carolinas and Georgia could be pounded with wind and rain “for days”, and some areas of North Carolina could end up being buried under nine feet of water. And even though the peak wind speed of Florence has diminished some, the storm just continues to expand in size. That means that it will ultimately hit a larger portion of the east coast than originally anticipated, and the overall economic cost will also ultimately be worse than the experts were forecasting.
The word “unprecedented” is being used a lot in conjunction with this storm. It is behaving in ways that it shouldn’t be, and this “strange stall” along the east coast is absolutely baffling the experts.
While discussing this “stall”, Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Postel stated that he had “never seen anything like this”…
And don’t let the fact that Hurricane Florence has been downgraded from a Category 4 storm fool you. The wind speed may be down a bit, but the storm just keeps getting larger, and on Wednesday it was producing waves that were up to 83 feet tall.
If this storm really does stall off of the Carolina coastline, the devastation will be off the charts. The following comes from CNN…
In addition to extreme wind damage, we could also see unprecedented rainfall totals and flooding…
Could you imagine getting 40 inches of rain in a 24 hour period?
And what will things look like if Hurricane Florence decides to stall for an extended period of time and stay roughly in one place for several days?
We don’t know exactly what the storm will do following the “stall”, but what we do know is that the damage from this storm will be immense.
In fact, one FEMA official is warning that power could be knocked out for many people in the danger area for “weeks”…
If you live in the path of this storm, hopefully you have evacuated already.
If you haven’t evacuated, hopefully you have stocked up on supplies, because most of the stores have already been completely cleaned out. At this point, even gasoline is in very short supply…
And remember, this is just a temporary emergency. Eventually this storm will pass and the region will begin to recover.
In the event of an even worse emergency that is more long-term in nature, what will you do when all of the supplies are gone and the stores aren’t going to get anything else for the foreseeable future?
On another note, many have found it very interesting that federal officials held a major exercise in which they simulated a Category 4 hurricane slamming into the Mid-Atlantic region back in late April and early May. Representatives from 91 different federal departments and agencies took part in this exercise, and the results of the exercise were quite alarming…
It is important to remember that Hurricane Katrina was only a Category 3 hurricane when it finally made landfall. But it was such a massive storm that it absolutely overwhelmed New Orleans.
We could be facing a similar scenario this time around. Hurricane Florence may only be a Category 2 or a Category 3 hurricane when it finally makes landfall, but it looks like it is going to do an unprecedented amount of damage.
So please be in prayer for those living along the Mid-Atlantic coast, because this may end up being the worst storm that they have ever experienced.
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