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Hurricane Floyd Floods of September 1999
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Hurricane Floyd Floods of September 1999
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    United States, National Weather Service. ; United States, National Weather Service, ;
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    "Hurrican Floyd impacted the U.S. East Coast from September 14 to 17, 1999. Torrential rains caused major river and flash flooding from the Carolinas to New England. In some areas, particularly North Carolina, the magnitude of the flooding was unprecedented and lasted through much of October. ther were 56 deaths in the United States directly attributed to Floyd-the deadliest hurriccane in more than a quarter of a century. Flood damage estimates range from $4.5 billion to over $6 billion. Due to the magnitude of the flooding, a Service Assessment Team was assembled to examine the flood-related aspects of warning services provided by the National Weather Service (NWS) offices to citizens and public officials of the areas affected"--Preface.

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