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Why Hurricane Florence Caused So Much Flooding

Warming air and sea surface temperatures are making storms wetter and more intense.

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The storm flooded roads, submerged homes, and destroyed property in parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Air currents direct the movement of tropical storms and hurricanes. Fast currents move a storm along quickly, often around 15 miles per hour, but with weaker currents storms linger and drop more precipitation.

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