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Why Floods Occur

Water may seem benign, but in vast quantities, it can turn into an enormously destructive force. When floods happen, they cause numerous problems. The reasons for flooding are varied, ranging from natural to human-induced: Heavy Rains Heavy rains are the simplest explanation for flooding. When it rains massively, basins and reservoirs are overwhelmed, and that […]

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Hurricane Florence: The Aftermath

More than two weeks after Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas and Virginia, thousands of people living in coastal areas are still worried about the dramatic effects caused by its aftermath. Upcoming Floods Officials have asked between 6,000 and 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, to be ready to leave their homes in the face […]

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Hurricane Florence: Lessons Learned

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Florence tore through North and South Carolina, causing extensive damage and setting new state rainfall records in both states. Florence dropped a maximum total of 35.93 inches of rain, becoming the wettest tropical cyclone recorded in the Carolinas. As we watched people getting ready, the fury of the wind and […]