Listen: Hurricane, North Carolina and Reporter discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"Hurricane that traveled pretty much do east and. Usually those hurricanes recur out to see because of you know, the flows of the atmosphere in the Atlantic. That's what usually happens. Well, this thing cloud right through the flows of the atmosphere in tax, North Carolina and South Carolina almost from the east, which is really there. There aren't many situations. Similar? I don't think there are any quite frankly situation similar to this. Right. So it seemed like the the tragic loss of life. So far has happened with down trees, and but a lot of them, and perhaps more than usual is that just because of the drenching rains toppled all those big giant trees and big big rainfall in you have to remember North Carolina had a ton of rain earlier in the season from the first tropical system of the season. The a storm. Hey, huge rains to North Carolina earlier this summer. So there has been a very wet trend leading into this storm. So it's kind of like the the forces of the, you know, the root systems were already battered it was kind of a an army leading into battle that was already wounded. And then this thing comes in and the trees, I didn't have a chance. Yes. Rain the summer. So. Is the worst over? I mean is this at least as far as the hurricane is concerned. Or what can we expect in the next twenty four hours? I would say this story is still writing itself right now. The worst is not over. I think that the wind is is something that we all identify ourselves with hurricanes the categories which always relate to win. And unfortunately, that's what you know. We attach ourselves to that category and win the the category was dropped from four to two one. I think that lesson. Maybe descend agree. How people reacted? Well, wind was the least of the worries of of this storm of all the threats that hurricanes provide. This was more of a storm surge in wind actually storm surge in rain event and. Win has certainly been high. I mean there was one hundred and five mile an hour wind gusts in Wilmington the wind subsided. But the rain this thing is just a prolific rainmaker. A storm surge producer in places like newborn, you know, if you get the geography of newborn, it's at the edge of this little inlet, and if you think of all this water rushing in from the Atlantic and then being forced into this inlet. No doubt. It's going to be. See flooding. Terms approach to new Bern is unlike anything we've seen because storms usually don't come that way. They come from the south this one came from me. Well, the worst is over in terms of win. The worst is not over in terms of rain. So speaking of the wind if you've seen the video of the Weather Channel reporter that was bracing against the wind while to people walk behind him like they're getting salt water, taffy down on the boardwalk. And everybody's saying that was so phony he was playing up the wind where are you on that? It reminded me of the famous canoe live shot. You know what I mean? Do you do you know what I remember? I don't think. So what do you mean? There was a reporter for I don't know if she worked at CNN NBC at the time, but it was a flooding story. And the reporter was canoeing through the flood zone. And behind her watch just like today.."