Friday, September 14, 2018
This is probably the most terrifying weather report you can see.
A Weather Channel forecast, presented by meteorologist Erika Navarro, has become viral after its impressive use of 3D graphics, showing how deadly the hurricane Florence storm surge can be.
Standing in front of a green screen, we can see Navarro demonstrate the ultimate power of rising water levels.
With graphs illustrating an intersection in a street in the US state of North Carolina, the forecaster explains what could happen when water swallows the state's coast amid the sound effects of the wind, rain and water.
"Once the water reaches three feet, you can see that she would pull my shins up to my waist." That might be enough to knock you out, "says Navarro.
"There could even be cars that could be parked on the side of the road. It's extremely dangerous, "she adds.
Forecasts show how water levels could reach 9 feet high – "across the first floor of your house in the second" – with graphs depicting floating debris and even fish in rush waters.
The video went viral with a lot on social media praising Weather Channel for its use of advanced graphics.
Journalist Brian L Kahn (@blkahn) tweeted, "This @weatherchannel visualization of storm surges is an incredible use of technology to show what hurricanes like Florence can do.
Opinion reporter Anton Daceyah (@AntonDaceyah) posted: "When the #WeatherChannel technicians shot for Hollywood".
Juan (@juanbuis) said, "Smartphones have stopped innovating, but fortunately the Weather Channel is splurging ***.
Twitter user St Peter (@stpeteyontweety) joked, "Has the Weather Channel consulted Moses about this?
Hurricane Florence hit the ground Friday morning in Wrightsville, North Carolina, with deadly storm surges and winds of 90 km / h.
According to forecasters, given the size of the storm and the sluggish trajectory, the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey a little over a year ago was significant, with floods flooding thousands of people. houses and businesses.
The Weather Channel Viral Demonstration Shows "The Worst Case" of a Storm Surge