'Worse to come,' says storm meteorologist Florence

'Worse to come,' says storm meteorologist Florence

Zach Taylor said rains should continue on Monday and the soil is soaked and unable to absorb more water.

Florence caused more than 100 cm of rainREUTERS / Jonathan Drake / 15.9.2018Thunderstorm Florence was advancing west of North Carolina on Monday and continued to cause heavy rains that have spilled over rivers and flooded roads and homes, threatening to take more lives as it heads into Virginia and New England. .And "the worst is yet to come" for the already flooded North and South Carolinas, as rivers will hit historic floods, said Zach Taylor, a meteorologist with the US National Climate Service (NWS)."The soil is soaked and can not absorb more rain, so this water has to go somewhere, unfortunately," he explained."These rivers will begin to fill later today and Tuesday and perhaps longer."Lightning flooding, landslide warnings and "prolonged and significant river overflows" throughout the region will continue in the coming days, according to the NWS.The coastal town of Wilmington was still isolated by floodwaters on Monday morning, tens of thousands of homes were damaged...


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