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GOES-16 satellite (left) and radar (right) imagery of Florence affecting the Carolinas

 

Overview

 

Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, NC on September 14 as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph before stalling and then slowly moving generally southwest near the southern NC coast while weakening to a tropical storm near the SC border. The storm then tracked inland toward the Lowcountry before shifting more westerly into the Midlands north of the Santee River. Click here for a surface weather map from the Weather Prediction Center at 1200 UTC (8 AM EDT) on September 15 showing Tropical Storm Florence over northeastern South Carolina. The storm brought heavy rain and tropical storm force wind gusts mainly across the Charleston Tri-County region but no significant widespread impacts occurred. For more details check out our Post-Storm Report.

 

Winds

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Rainfall

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Click on the map above to expand and for a list of rainfall reports.

 

Storm Surge/Inundation

 

No significant storm surge occurred along the southern SC/northern GA coasts directly from Florence as the storm tracked north of the area. For NOAA tide level data across the region click here. Water level data collected by the USGS can be found here.

 

Damage Photos

 

Although there were a few reports of downed trees and some power outages around the Charleston area there was no widespread significant damage across southeast SC/GA.

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