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Episode 50: Florence Recap: Communication Challenges and Successes

September 25, 2018

As Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, September 14th near Wrightsville, NC, meteorologists were forecasting that roughly 10 million gallons of rainfall would impact North Carolina and the surrounding states. You heard me right - 10 million gallons! To try and put that into perspective, that is enough to fill 15 million Olympic size swimming pools, 36 thousand Empire State buildings, and 60 million Washington Memorials. How can we even communicate something that is so hard to imagine?

Join us as we talk all about the communication challenges and successes that took place during Hurricane Florence. From the use of the term "weakening," to the debates surrounding the Saffir-Simpson scale. We have it all on this episode of WeatherHype!

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Modifications were made for the Introduction and transition music "Baby, I'm Bad Weather" by Toussaint Morrison:, "The Edge to Nowhere" by Scott Holmes:, as well as "Postcards" by Scott Holmes: