First it was the storm surges that officials were warning North and South Carolina residents to be wary of when Florence made landfall as a category one hurricane on Friday last week. Storm surges inundate coastal areas with ocean water, and in some parts of North Carolina, waters as high as 10 feet came ashore.
Now, as the storm begins to disperse from the region as a tropical depression, it's intense rainfall, flooding, and mudslides that have residents concerned.
Photographer Greg Kahn documented three towns along the North Carolina Neuse (pronounced “noose”) River, one of several rivers either already overflowing or at risk of cresting its river banks. For many residents, Florence was the most devastating storm they had seen