Flash flooding threatens the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic

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   Heavy rain can possibly be deadly. Heavy rainfall has been reported in the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic part of the United States, according to CNN. Flash floods are the most dangerous kind of floods, because they combine the destructive power of a flood with incredible speed and unpredictability. Flash floods occur when excessive water fills normally dry creeks or river beds along with currently flowing creeks and rivers, causing rapid rises of water in a short amount of time. They can happen with little or no warning.


The weather forecast this past weekend. Photo Courtsey: http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/24/us/eastern-flash-flooding/index.html The weather forecast this past weekend displaying flood threats.
Photo Courtsey: http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/24/us/eastern-flash-flooding/index.html



   Storms having been traveling across the United States producing heavy rainfall. The excessive rain have been leading to flood advisories. This past weekend, Tennessee (TN) roads were left flooded due to the storms sweeping the area. The storm is slowly moving northeast causing more damage. In Charleston, SC to Fayetteville, NC 6 to 10 inches of rain was expected Tuesday morning, Michael Guy said. Isolated areas may see more rainfall.

   TN and Virginia (VA) are no longer in a drought due to the rainfall. According to CNN, roads were flooded around schools. Schools in many districts were closed Monday. Tim Parrott, director of Anderson County Schools, said it’s uncommon for them to cancel classes due to flooding. “Any time you do it, it’s a gamble but anytime you do, we want to gamble on the students being safe,” Parrot told CNN affiliate WATE-TV.

   Lately, the weather have been dull for the United States hopefully it changes direction soon.





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