The Aftermath Of Hurricane Florence

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The wind. The rain. 32 to 41 deaths is the outcome of this hurricane. The water rushed through the streets, destroying everything in its path. The rain pouring down from the sky like a bucket of water. The wind destroying and moving debris around. Compared to a normal storm, that’s like comparing Thanos and Groot. 500,000 homes were stuck without power. People in the Carolinas are still suffering from this Natural Disaster going by the name of Hurricane Florence.


On Friday, September 14th, at around 3 a.m., a Category one Hurricane swept down onto Wrightsville beach. It wiped out lot’s of properties, towns, houses, and even a number of people. Storm surge, flooding, trees falling, and 80mph winds made up the storm. The category one hurricane moved through the east coast demolishing anything and everything in the way. By 11 a.m. on Friday September 14th, Florence was six miles inland to Wilmington beach.

“An economic consulting firm says Hurricane Florence may result in between $17 billion and $22 billion in lost economic output and property damage. That would put Florence in the Top ten of costliest hurricanes to hit the U.S.” CBS news comments on in terms of money.

Even about two weeks after the Hurricane made landfall, people are still experiencing flooding. The damage seems to just keep coming in. How can we help make people and homes more safe during hurricanes? Using plywood, hurricane straps, fabric panels, storm panels, flood barriers, hurricane shutters, and hurricane glass. You can also make sure to evacuate when there are mandatory evacuations. And always be prepared with enough food, water and flashlights in case the power is out for a long time. This could be a way that we can help reduce the amount of deaths and or damage for further hurricanes.

As I’ve traveled around the state surveying damage and meeting with people who have lost everything, it’s clear that the destruction in eastern North Carolina is historic,” CBS news shares.

As terrible as most of the news has been, parts of South Carolina that were supposed to get hit hard, didn’t actually get it that bad. North Carolina has most of the damage, deaths, and flooding. Bob Moore living in Murrells Inlet, a few miles from Myrtle beach tells us what happened down there. “I was watching closely to the storm, and even though they told us to evacuate, I had a feeling it wouldn’t be as bad as Matthew had hit us. Even now it seems like we are still picking up debris from our backyard from that Hurricane. Luckily Florence wasn’t too bad, our power hadn’t gone out and there was no flooding.”

The places in the Carolinas who got hit the hardest are where it first made landfall in North Carolina, Wrightsville beach. It also affected; Charleston, S.C. , Myrtle beach, S.C. , Wilmington, N.C. , Jacksonville, N.C. , and New Bern, N.C. causing damage and loss. Additonally, it went over Virgina and hit there as well. It’s gone along the rest of the east coast with excess rain.

“On Wednesday, thousands of evacuees were urged to stay away from their homes, some rivers kept rising, and the threat of floods remained high in North and South Carolina. Many roads remained closed, and thousands of people lacked power.” CNN news had warned.

The reason for the Hurricane is because we are living during Hurricane season. Atlantic Hurricane season goes from June 1st, to November 30th. During mid-August to late October hurricanes are at their peak. Even in New Jersey, it isn’t even safe after Hurricane Florence because another Hurricane could hit and be just as bad or worse. We can be affected by a hurricane anytime, just like Hurricane Sandy which took place in 2012 from Oct. 22nd, to Nov. 1st and hit are area hard. Make sure you are paying attention, preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best because that it was can help get through the hurricane seasons.