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Storm Surge Like You’ve Never Experienced it Before

August 29, 2019

Extremely dangerous hurricane Florence continues to close in on the southeastern United States and it will carry with it significant storm surge and life-threatening inundation Let’s look at these maps for example created by the National Hurricane Center to give us almost a block-by-block Assessment of how much water lies you can expect above normally dry ground this for example over southeastern North Carolina in Beaufort and Morehead City, these are some locations that we think will get significant storm surge Now these areas shaded in yellow and orange can expect water rises of six, maybe even nine feet That’s gonna flood many of these locations downtown But it’s more than that because this is not just gonna be a coastal phenomenon We know that the storm surge with Florence is going to continue inland and search many miles for example in Newport North Carolina Significant inundation water rises above nine feet nearby and even farther west than that. This storm surge will find its way well inland So let’s now have a look at what that might be like for example We know Florence is going to bring one to three feet of inundation across many locations That certainly is enough to knock you off your feet It can definitely stall cars out and even carry cars away and certainly flood many of the lower levels of structures But we know Florence is also going to bring water rises Well above that pops up to six feet now six feet of water imagine that that carries large objects in it like cars for example that can act like battering rams and enhance the damage that would otherwise be and Also, we know that can flood the lower levels of many structures We also know that Florence is going to carry with it likely storm surge well above that perhaps 9, 10 feet, maybe more That will totally cover up one story buildings and structures leaving them underwater and certainly pose a risk to many There are very few places That are safe when the water rises this high So, please follow the advice of your local officials and heed the evacuation warnings And of course stay updated on all the latest forecasts


  • Reply Will McNeely September 20, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I live in East NC and had about 6 feet of water come in my house. Although it's ruined it's at least still standing, other houses in my neighboorhood where completely ripped from the foundation.

  • Reply Orbiting Gravity September 20, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Is this as wrong as the forecast has been every day for over a month. If you say it’s 9 feet I might make 2 this niches was f it’s as accurate as your forecasts have been. And you still get paid to fuck up this much

  • Reply John Dough September 20, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    I am glad he mentioned that 9 or 10 feet of flood water could pose risks. I had no idea. TWC so smart.

  • Reply Mirabc1 Mira September 21, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Let's hope that CNN doesn't get the hold of this technology,……they're doing enough damage already…..Fake News on steroids.

  • Reply caprimann87 September 21, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Looks like nobody in the comments knows what 9 ft looks like… 🤦🏼‍♀️

  • Reply TheHadesShade September 21, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I still don't get why americans stop living so close to coastal areas or don't have higher and stronger dikes. I would pack my shit up and move for ever the second that sorta shit gets even here.

  • Reply Janet Airlines September 22, 2018 at 2:02 am

    You are FAKE NEWS🖕

  • Reply Muddy Boots September 22, 2018 at 8:33 am

    I believe everything I see on the news.

  • Reply Unstoppable Goddess September 22, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Did you use CGI on your reporter having difficulties standing in wet grass? 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply cloverfield911 September 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    That is the best graphics ever!!

  • Reply Alder Godric September 22, 2018 at 10:39 pm


  • Reply luuke luketer September 23, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Hey lying morons at Weather Channel …………

  • Reply Σκληρός Καριόλης September 23, 2018 at 11:14 am

    watching "UNREAL Studio" videos sent me here

  • Reply Weather World September 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I feel like the people who rode out past hurricanes SURE AREN’T gonna ride any future ones out because of this video

  • Reply Janet Airlines September 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Number one rule of hurricanes? Never, ever stand on wet grass. Just ask mike seidel.

  • Reply DarkSagan September 24, 2018 at 1:17 am

    This better be the future of all news channels!

  • Reply Joel Robert Justiawan September 24, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Ini sudah viral!!!
    Wow, Extremely Duper Juber real Awesome!!!

  • Reply tooofify September 24, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Despite this, potus said "our way of life is NOT negociable".

  • Reply Joel Robert Justiawan September 24, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Wow, I didn't know I have my RTX ON
    When was?

  • Reply MX23rider September 25, 2018 at 6:19 am

    They wont tell you but they stole these graphics from Roswell crash..

  • Reply J Cook September 25, 2018 at 7:12 am

    I can’t tell if this guy is the Phoenix or Moses…

  • Reply Madgeney September 25, 2018 at 10:02 am

    These graphics are great. Did this actually happen though? Nobody here knows because as usual with the media, you get all the dramatic build up and scaremongering but no follow up after the event. I hope everyone was ok.

  • Reply rogamer 187 September 25, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    those graphics looks like a pc benchmark application

  • Reply Crown Gaming September 25, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    dam cgi you scary.

  • Reply Jake The sneakerhead September 25, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Y o the guy who did this must be rich dude now

  • Reply Jaymations September 26, 2018 at 1:46 am

    I like how people are not paying attention to the weather they are just paying attention to the graphics which are really really good

  • Reply Green Lemon September 26, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Dem cgi tho, I’m finna blow

  • Reply Fahd El Jabbari September 26, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Who ever made this should make game for ps4 and xbox1

  • Reply Jon Moore September 26, 2018 at 4:04 am

    I remember when I was a kid I always heard the stereotype that people who talk about the weather are boring…


  • Reply Bobby 29 September 26, 2018 at 4:31 am

    Make it vr

  • Reply Khalid al-Masri September 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    come on , if you swim and exercise caution, you will be fine.

  • Reply Ivi D September 26, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Excellent Presentation!

  • Reply Scott Barber September 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    using Ross Frontier to deliver this….

  • Reply Cheeseatingjunlista September 26, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    You even talk like fucking Trump – its gonna be a fucking lie, cant be bothered to watch it, tell your advertisers you're shit, thats why the numbers are down, fucking stupid assholes

  • Reply CoffeePonee September 27, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I'd say the most interestingly difficult part of that graphic, is probably animating the cars floating and trees blowing, it takes some time to animate mesh like that, course, unless the wind was automated.

  • Reply The Captain September 27, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    I’m high watching this shit is so cool

  • Reply Gibbee September 27, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Teach me the ways of water bending oh great weather man

  • Reply Jane A September 29, 2018 at 5:55 am


  • Reply Ayushman Agnihotri September 30, 2018 at 1:21 am

    😯😯immersive mixed reality 😯😯 wowww…. 😌

  • Reply Edgar Cardenas September 30, 2018 at 4:54 am

    $#$##$ usa governer santa barbara

  • Reply Booga04 Minecraft September 30, 2018 at 5:13 am

    The animation looks so good. That's awesome.

  • Reply Nun oglu October 1, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Unreal Engine!

  • Reply viperx1977 October 2, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    or stay in that circle hes in …

  • Reply Jared Whiterock October 5, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Do one about rosea

  • Reply Eat monster October 6, 2018 at 1:03 am

    If u think dis is some propaganda to evacuate ur wrong my friend showed me wat da flood did to his uncles house… even 3 weeks after the hurricane the water is still 6ft around his house!(imagine dat flooding during the ACTUAL hurricane… now u get da picture)

  • Reply Esha October 6, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Hope all people in the area can make it to safety before any of this can happen!

  • Reply Johnhtabuchi Tabuchi October 9, 2018 at 11:26 am

    It starts at sealevel not ground level.

  • Reply Johnny Rasputin October 9, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I think he forgot to mention the 5'-10' waves on top, or the fact that some places on shell reefs the water can come up through the ground BEFORE the storm hits, cutting off escape. Also, the water is septic for weeks, and the snakes are also looking for the dry places and are very pissed.

  • Reply D Ramos October 9, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Here Because Of Michael

  • Reply Honey Love October 10, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    I’m so glad I saw this… because I didn’t think 3 ft is serious.. thanks for putting this vision together

  • Reply Joe Murray October 10, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    Old news!!!

  • Reply Josh Blocker October 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    And the Gulf of Mexico says to the eastern sea board hold my beer

  • Reply Iorana Aloha October 12, 2018 at 12:18 am

    wow!! this bring the really of these monsters!!

  • Reply Necroglobule October 12, 2018 at 2:05 am

    The best part is when they go over the top with their cool CGI effects.

  • Reply Alex Lexart October 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    And. Oct 11 hurricane landfall at fl is a 2018 season

  • Reply QuaztryOnYoutube October 16, 2018 at 2:06 am

    I saw this in my class. My science teacher let the whole entire class watch.

  • Reply Zero Anims October 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    I thought this was a fucking 360 video

  • Reply You can save 15 % or more on car insurance October 21, 2018 at 5:10 am

    What is it compared to a tsunami cause I'm a try this in cities skylines

  • Reply matt carnes October 25, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I like that visual of the water

  • Reply PK Paul Show October 28, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Made with Unreal Engine.

  • Reply Stalinium November 6, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    unreal engine

  • Reply Shy Guy Kid November 6, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    You know it would be easier if you have the magic circle from the weather channel instead of getting to higher ground

  • Reply TheOldManEric November 8, 2018 at 8:58 am

    This is one hell of an infographic. Nothing like having the shit scared out of you to get you to do something…..

  • Reply king November 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Plot twist this is the technology the news uses to fake locations

  • Reply ABushInDisguise November 20, 2018 at 1:54 am

    WATER you doing?

  • Reply Adam Smith November 21, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    These explainers from The Weather Channel are really pushing the boundaries of live immersive broadcasting. The Future Group who create the graphics are using Mo-Sys StarTracker, a real-time camera tracking system that has made this is all possible.

  • Reply 김범석 November 22, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Mel Tiangco Left The Group

  • Reply R. Dillon December 3, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    That’s pretty awesome news! I would watch that all the time

  • Reply Byron Chavarria December 6, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Storm Surge Is Also Caused By Nor Easter’s And Blizzards Not Just Hurricanes

  • Reply i need a life December 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    This is why. I live on a mountain neighboorhood…

  • Reply The Beard December 23, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    avatar the last airbender

  • Reply Mace Windu February 6, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Is there anyone here, cause it’s hilariously absurd? 😕👋🏼

  • Reply Anthony Martinez February 6, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I am in 4th Floor

  • Reply De'Drick Williams February 8, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Nah the lady KILLED her version. Her shit was flawless.

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  • Reply Ensensu2 February 14, 2019 at 5:24 am

    I see where Floridians get it from. Living through multiple state-wide mini-apocalypses must be surreal.

  • Reply UrBrain Wash February 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    hmm i could swear i just heard the same thing from her

  • Reply Trey Krumel February 16, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Great upload.

  • Reply Juan Rojas March 9, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    From 2:05 to 2:18 if this was to really happen, oh man would be running to a high rise house

  • Reply Ginger gaming March 10, 2019 at 5:47 am

    its like cities skylines but … real life…

  • Reply DOC_ OverDOSE March 11, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    For anyone who wants to know, the graphics are powered by Unreal Engine

  • Reply Jorge Zamacona March 29, 2019 at 6:28 am

    You are smart william

  • Reply Lar Kirby April 4, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Even the weather man looks real!!

  • Reply Rahul Mathew April 29, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Give the guy who made the 3D godamn raise, now common man know what the heck they are reporting and its gravity. I wish Indian news channel learned from this, it could have saved 300 people we lost in 2018 Kerala Flood.

  • Reply T D H D N May 1, 2019 at 2:41 am


  • Reply Hugefatman May 1, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    graphics great, but they need to turn down the sound, I can't hear the weather man.

  • Reply gausm warhole May 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Peoples drowning to death
    "let's make vr out of it!"

  • Reply LetTheWritersWrite May 15, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    This was originally done by a small TV station and Weather Channel ripped it off.

  • Reply cheap as chips May 17, 2019 at 8:01 am

    considering i’m 5”…. i think i’d be pretty dead

  • Reply cheap as chips May 17, 2019 at 8:02 am

    sir, how would i do that you know ‘circle of safety’ thing, i think it’d come in handy ??

  • Reply Garrett Haire May 20, 2019 at 2:41 am

    Question: is it possible for a hurricane move into the Pacific Ocean and become a typhoon? Is it possible for a typhoon to move into the Atlantic Ocean and become a hurricane?

  • Reply Battery Yard May 27, 2019 at 3:09 am

    This is how Ants feel when you water the garden..

  • Reply Kilroy was Here June 6, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    I live in NC in the piedmont, we were out of school the Thursday before Florence hit, it was still at the coast, we didn’t get hit by the main part of Florence but then a short while later we were hit by Michael and we were in school when it happened

  • Reply K. Jevon .D June 11, 2019 at 4:03 am

    keep doing more graphics and visualization!!! it helps to get the point across!!!

  • Reply Mr Meme June 14, 2019 at 4:51 am


  • Reply Dzulfiqar Bagas Tito July 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    This is the future. Soon all broadcasting videos on YouTube or TV will be virtual world. We have VR tech right now but still the beginning. The future will be like this of course. We will have more activities in the virtual reality world

  • Reply LowJack187 July 9, 2019 at 2:25 am

    It looks wet!

  • Reply Billy Weed July 9, 2019 at 5:09 am

    Congrats to the VG department.

  • Reply Off-road Outlaws Addict July 27, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Hollywood: I have the best cgi

    The weather channel: hold my hurricane.

  • Reply Mriya the wanderer August 22, 2019 at 11:23 pm


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