August 4, 2020 at 4:14 am #4136
Note that it’s not just the potential for storm surges, high winds & heavy rainall when a cyclone strikes the coastline, but also for sometimes prolonged flooding inland, should this heavy rainfall persist. This happened in southern Texas from Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and also when Cyclone Debbie struck Queensland in March 2017. The initial impact was in north central Queensland on the 28th March, but then heavy rainfall over the next two days at it tracked inland and southwards, led to later heavy flooding. At the time of writing (4th August), Hurricane Isaisas is in the process of impacting the Carolinas coastline along the eastern seaboard of the US.