Carolinas likely to see a ‘triple threat’ of severe weather from Hurricane Dorian
South Carolina and North Carolina coastal areas are likely to see heavy rainfall, storm surge and high winds as Hurricane Dorian moves up the Southeast coast. Charleston, S.C., is likely to see one of its highest water levels on record. Some locations may see as much as five to eight feet of storm-surge flooding, which will come on top of already high astronomical high tides.
Hurricane Dorian is a particularly acute threat to the coastline because of the storm’s expanding wind field, with hurricane-force winds extending 70 miles from the storm’s center, and tropical storm-force winds reaching 175 miles from the eye. Read more: https://wapo.st/32yLPqb. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK