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I embedded with US Marines on a Tropical Storm Florence search and rescue mission - here's what happened

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina - Camp Lejeune faced criticism from some journalists for not ordering a mandatory evacuation before Hurricane Florence.
But what then looked like a Category 4 hurricane later became a tropical storm, and US Marines at Camp Lejeune ended up assisting with search and rescue missions around the their installation.
And while on the ground covering the storm in North Carolina, which has killed more than a dozen people and caused catastrophic flooding and damage, I had a chance to embed with some US Marines as they went on a search and...
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Hurricane categories only take into account how windy a hurricane is. After Florence's deadly rains, some experts want to change that

Hurricane categories only take into account how windy a hurricane is. After Florence's deadly rains, some experts want to change that

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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People can be lulled into thinking a hurricane is less dangerous when the rating of a storm is reduced, as was the case with Hurricane Florence .
But those ratings are based on wind strength, not rainfall or storm surge.
With water being responsible for 90% of storm deaths, several meteorologists want to change the category system to reflect the real danger.
TRENTON, North Carolina - When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out.
He regrets it...
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