(KNOE) - Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, but experts say there is still an extreme danger from the impact of storm surges and flooding.
In some places, the heights of storm surges are expected to be in the double digits. Rainfall is still expected to be extremely heavy. Take a look at the graphics below issued by weather prediction agencies.
Do not focus on the wind speed category of #Hurricane #Florence! Life-threatening storm surge flooding, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are still expected. More: https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/eiD4c8pkRx— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 13, 2018
Life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are likely over portions of the Carolinas and the southern/central Appalachians into the middle of next week, as #Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the coast and moves inland. pic.twitter.com/AjMMyjMSwm— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) September 13, 2018