Hurricane Ophelia off the Carolinas
November 21, 2007
On the afternoon of Thursday, September 15, 2005, Hurricane Ophelia remained poised off of the coast of North Carolina, just offshore of the Outer Banks. So far, it has not made landfall and caused the damage that was previously feared. However, the slow-moving storm could continue to pound the coast with high winds and heavy rains for the next 24 hours or more. Some local areas have already received over 38 centimeters (15 inches) of rainfall while the storm surge has reached as far as 3 meters (10 feet).
Topics: Weather, Disaster Accident, Environment, Hurricane Ophelia, Atlantic hurricane season, Natural disasters, North Carolina, Hurricane Michael, Hurricane Cleo, Atlantic ocean, Meteorology