Florence brings record-breaking rainfall to parts of North Carolina • Earth.com

Last update: September 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the rainfall accumulation from Hurricane Florence across the state of North Carolina from September 13th through the 16th

NASA has provided data to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Guard to help assess the impact of the hurricane.

According to the National Weather Service, the highest rainfall totals were recorded in

Elizabethtown and Swansboro, where more than 33 inches had fallen by September 18, 2018.

The rainfall data in this image was obtained from the Integrated Multi-Satellite Retrievals (IMERG), which is part of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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