Florence may be Carolinas' 'storm of a lifetime'
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Weather Service says Hurricane Florence "will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast."
That's saying a lot, given the impacts from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew.
Forecasters in Wilmington, North Carolina, are emphasizing the potential for what they're calling "unbelievable damage from wind, storm surge, and inland flooding."
With predicted rainfall measured in feet not inches, forecasters say people living along creeks and rivers in the Carolinas should move to higher ground well ahead of the storm's arrival.