Flo was in the dark when the waters washed him away. Since then, he had swum for his life, the sun had burned him, and he was exhausted. Then he saw a shape in the distance, so he ran towards it. Maybe this new friend could help him?
On September 4, 2018, an ocean-bound storm built up strength and became a powerful windstorm called Hurricane Florence. Although Florence’s power initially fluctuated on land, by September 9 it was officially a major hurricane. As a result, it caused chaos when it hit American shores.
By the time Florence shook the Carolinas, it registered as a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson scale. At its peak, the storm’s winds blew at 140 mph, but its power was just one of multiple threats. Florence also brought severe rainstorms followed by intense flooding.