Hurricane Scale Ignores Rain Dangers, Experts Say

Hurricane Scale Ignores Rain Dangers, Experts Say

USA

21 September 2018, 11:54

VOA News

Communities along the U.S. southeast coast are drying out after Hurricane Florence. The storm poured more than 80 centimeters of rain in parts of the Southeastern United States, causing catastrophic flooding. Hurricanes are categorized by their wind speeds. But that’s not always what does the most damage. Some experts say we should reconsider the scale. VOA’s Steve Baragona has more.