Lessons from Floods Past Show Challenges With Hurricane Florence

Route Fifty: Storms stalling out, dropping large amounts of rain and flooding communities—as officials warn could happen in the Carolinas with Hurricane Florence—can mean that emergency response needs to head into unexpected areas.  

Storm surge along the coast is easier to pinpoint than localized rain bands delivering inches upon inches of rain over multiple days, as towns and cities in Louisiana and Texas have learned in recent years.

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