Tropical Storm Florence Sweeps Southeastern United States
by Kassie Kirsch
The bulk of the storm may have dissipated, but Florence left a wake of damage behind in the southeastern United States. Florence was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical disturbance shortly before it made landfall outside of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on Sept. 14.
The storm originally formed on the west coast of Africa, and it was noticed by a forecaster on Aug. 28 as a small disturbance caused by a tropical wave. After three days, Florence was ...