This article discusses How Global Warming Is Turbocharging Monster Storms Like Hurricane Florence.
The numbers released later by the NWS tell the story: more than 26 inches of rainfall in Wilmington, nearly 36 inches in Elizabethtown—about half a year’s worth of precipitation. In a week, more than 8 trillion gallons of rain fell on North Carolina. The storm put about 10,000 people in shelters and left hundreds of thousands without power. At least 37 died in the storm.