McWane Science Center educator uses creative demonstration to show rain amounts Florence will bring

Measuring Florence

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - McWane Science Center educator Alia Carter gave a visual demonstration of how much rain Tropical Storm Florence will dump on Wilmington, N.C. at the peak of the storm.

Carter says Wilmington is about 41 square miles of land. She says 17 billion gallons of water will hit the city over the course of the peak of the storm.

Using a beaker to represent a square inch of land in the city, she says the amount of rain that will hit Wilmington at the peak of the storm will be like filing the beaker with six cups of water at once.

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