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Climatology and Hydrology of Eastern North Carolina and Their Effects on Creating the Flood of the Century

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Hurricane Floyd crossed eastern North Carolina in September 1999, causing the largest disaster in the state's history. The majority of the damage was caused by flooding associated with heavy rainfall rather than by high winds or coastal erosion. There are a number of physical features of eastern North Carolina that contributed to making this flood so severe. When these features/factors come together in a unique way, extreme events such as the flooding from Hurricane Floyd occur.
North Carolina Geographer (NoCar F 254.8 N67), Vol. 7 Issue , 1999, p3-11, map, bibl, f