Hurricanes Stalling over the Carolinas May Get More Common Day By Day

A hurricane named Florence struck the eastern coast of the United States at 7.15 AM ET. With this, a squall popped near Wilmington situated North Carolina. The hurricane which has been downgraded into a tropical storm now is perched over the sea. According to the National Hurricane Center, This is eventually unleashing the torrential rainfall and slowly and steadily heading towards the western side at the glacial three miles per hour. This means that the rains will continue to pound the same ground which is waterlogged for some days now. The combination of this waterlogged ground and the surge of the storm is leading deadly situation of floods.
A similar leisurely pace with Hurricane Harvey seen by the National Hurricane Center which has dumped more than five feet of water on the southeastern part of Texas. It has almost killed 68 people and it is also causing so much damage which is costlier than any hurricane except the Katrina. The slow speed of Florence means it is more dangerous for the people living there and those who will be coming to the path of the storm.
Everything which comes with a hurricane sticks around longer which have been said by an atmospheric scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, James Kossin. This means that the salt water will be flooding from the storm surge, wind damage, freshwater water will also be flooding from rain. He also suggests that the hurricanes have been slowing down over the last 70 years and that needs to be researched. The scientists have also spoken to others who were reluctant to connect the dots which are considered to be in between global warming and the slow motion of the Florence through the Carolinas. The rising of the global temperatures can be one explanation for the slow motion of the Florence. But the particular link to the change in the climate is considered to be more controversial than the links to some other characteristics of the Hurricanes which have been seen in the past.

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