Hurricane Florence struck the Eastern Coast of the United States on September 13, 2018. The extreme size of the storm and relatively slow movement created incredibly dangerous conditions including massive storm surge, inland flooding, and wind damage - all resulting in an incredible threat to human life and the potential for untold property damage. Disaster Relief teams were immediately placed on alert with the anticipated response to the storm expected to take months.
Hurrican Harvey began as Tropical Storm Harvey over the Gulf of Mexico before stengthening into a Category 4 storm and making landfall just before 10pm on Friday, August 25. Winds of up to 130 miles per hour and torrential rain pushed inland just northeast of Corpus Christi, TX before moving offshore and then making landfall again at Copano Bay as a Category 3 hurricane.
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