We have all seen how quickly natural disasters can unfold. Hurricanes, tornado outbreaks, flooding and even pandemics. Some give a little more warning they are coming than others. September is designated National Preparedness Month and WDBJ7 is joining forces with the City of Roanoke and Virginia Department of Emergency Management to keep the conversation of preparedness going all month long.
The storm struck Savannah, Georgia as a Category 2 hurricane on August 12th, then moved inland and slowed down days after landfall. The end result was a stalled tropical system over mountainous terrain.
Remember our historic flooding back in May? It too was caused by a stalled out low pressure system that just didn’t want to budge. Like the last event, our cutoff low pressure brought several month’s worth of rain in a short amount of time. Could we see a repeat of 2018's record rain.
When it comes to showers and storms, we use probability of precipitation to develop the rain or snow "chances" (ex: 20%, 50%). However, the terms isolated, scattered and numerous are based off of those chances.