Among the first to feel the impact of climate change will be coastal communities, which will have to put in place policies to deal with rising seas, more intense storms, and more frequent floods. Otherwise, a lot of homes, businesses and infrastructure will be damaged or destroyed, and people will die. Just ask the folks in New Orleans gearing up for another hurricane season.    But if you live in North Carolina...

Among the first to feel the impact of climate change will be coastal communities, which will have to put in place policies to deal with rising seas, more intense storms, and more frequent floods. Otherwise, a lot of homes, businesses and infrastructure will be damaged or destroyed, and people will die. Just ask the folks in New Orleans gearing up for another hurricane season. But if you live in North Carolina...

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Hurricane Floyd dumps massive waste into Neuse River
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1999 September 17–18 Hurricane Floyd – After paralleling much of the U.S. East Coast, Tropical Storm Floyd moves into Connecticut, and tracks northward through Maine. Floyd causes large power outages and flood damage across the region, with over five inches (130 mm) of rain falling over most of the area.

1999 September 17–18 Hurricane Floyd – After paralleling much of the U.S. East Coast, Tropical Storm Floyd moves into Connecticut, and tracks northward through Maine. Floyd causes large power outages and flood damage across the region, with over five inches (130 mm) of rain falling over most of the area.

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Hurricane Floyd | hurricane floyd 9 7 19 1999 hurricane floyd september

Hurricane Floyd | hurricane floyd 9 7 19 1999 hurricane floyd september

hurricane floyd | Hurricane Floyd's lasting legacy - North Carolina Digital History

hurricane floyd | Hurricane Floyd's lasting legacy - North Carolina Digital History

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Andrew-Floyd.jpg. Visual comparison of Hurricane Floyd and Hurricane Andrew. The two storms are at similar positions and nearly identical intensities (933 mbar), but Hurricane Floyd is remarkably larger. In 1999 at the time of Floyd, it was believed that the wind speeds of the hurricanes were nearly identical as well, at 120 knots (140 mph, 220 km/h). In 2002, however, hurricane re-analysis concluded that Andrew had stronger winds than had previously been thought, and in the picture the…

Andrew-Floyd.jpg. Visual comparison of Hurricane Floyd and Hurricane Andrew. The two storms are at similar positions and nearly identical intensities (933 mbar), but Hurricane Floyd is remarkably larger. In 1999 at the time of Floyd, it was believed that the wind speeds of the hurricanes were nearly identical as well, at 120 knots (140 mph, 220 km/h). In 2002, however, hurricane re-analysis concluded that Andrew had stronger winds than had previously been thought, and in the picture the…

GOES Hurricane Floyd

GOES Hurricane Floyd

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