Hurricane Florence made landfall as an insignificant hurricane in September of 2018.
Thousands of people were affected by the hurricane. Hurricane Florence already has besieged coastal streets with ocean water and left eighty-thousand people without power. This hurricane brought more than eight trillion gallons of rain to the East Coast of America. Racing winds snapped trees in half, rain lead to downpours, and large bodies of water reached up to twenty feet as Florence hit the Carolinas.
Already, the emergency and recovery response is staggering in its scope, with more than 6,000 National Guard soldiers and thousands more federal disaster-response workers spread across the region. They have six million emergency meals to hand out, four million liters of water, 700,000 blankets and 6,000 cots. Along with state and local governments, federal officials will also have to manage a daunting bureaucratic challenge as they attempt to rebuild and revive a vast area that covers hard-hit mega-farms, tourist zones and pockets of deep rural poverty.