Anyone else nearly fall out of their chair watching this on The Weather Channel?
We've seen color-coded maps and graphs, and we know all about spaghetti models. But to SEE what it would be like to have a 3 foot....6 foot... 9 foot or MORE wall of water pouring through the neighborhood?
This is brand-new technology this hurricane season. We literally have not had the benefit (or terror) of seeing it before. And I'm sure not everyone got to see it in time to act on it.
Hundreds of people who stayed behind during Florence are finding themselves trapped. Rescuers are doing their best to get to them.
And everyone keeps asking, why didn't they evacuate?
They heard it... but they didn't see it. And for some of us, seeing is not just believing; it's understanding.
Now they're living it.
Our VP of design, @avoryp, spoke to @WIRED about @weatherchannel's new Immersive Mixed Reality technology that allowed us to demonstrate what storm surge from #Hurricane #Florence could like like. Read the story here: https://t.co/LAlF5TygMq— Weather Group PR (@WeatherGroupPR) September 14, 2018
Currently ~150 awaiting rescue in New Bern. We have 2 out-of-state FEMA teams here for swift water rescue. More are on the way to help us. WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. #FlorenceNC— City of New Bern (@CityofNewBern) September 14, 2018
“These guys are going door to door through this neighborhood really doing the Lord’s work.” @GarrettHaake reports from New Bern, NC, on the emergency rescues now underway #HurricaneFlorence pic.twitter.com/mmviCBFzK3— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 14, 2018
9/14 11 AM EDT: Here are the Key Messages for #Hurricane #Florence. The life-threatening inland flood hazard will continue for days, even after it is no longer a tropical storm. https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/gUTmrlB7jZ— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 14, 2018