Some projections have indicate that 40 inches of rainfall could possibly hit coastal areas when Hurricane Florence makes landfall later this week.
"At this time, the most likely scenario is for 1-2 feet of rain with a maximum of 40 inches centered on portions of North Carolina and Virginia from Florence," AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said.
The National Weather Service predicted a little lower with up to 30 inches of rainfall "near the storm’s track." The Federal Emergency Management Agency tweeted that Florence will result in "life-threatening storm surge, flash flooding, and river flooding as well as hurricane-force winds well inland."
If any IABers are in the Carolinas or Virginia right now, please be careful and heed the warnings.