Florence floods the Carolinas

Q: Hurricane Florence made landfall last week, dumping “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as the storm headed inland. Where are North and South Carolina?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Florence severely flooded the river city of New Bern, which briefly served as the capital of the colony of North Carolina before its government moved to the present capital city of . . .

A. Columbia

B. Nashville

C. Raleigh

D. Richmond

Q: Florence drifted westward slowly – about 2 miles an hour – into South Carolina after dumping more than 30 inches of rain along the Atlantic coasts of the Carolinas. It also was expected to drop up to 10 inches of rain in which state just north of North Carolina?

A. Georgia

B. Maryland

C. Tennessee

D. Virginia

Q: While Florence caused at least 17 deaths in the Carolinas, a severe typhoon on the other side of the world killed at least 64 people as it swept across the island of Luzon in which country?

A. China

B. Philippines

C. Thailand

D. Vietnam

Q: After lashing the Philippines, Typhoon Mangkhut crossed the South China Sea to strike Hong Kong, a former colony of which nation?

A. Britain

B. Portugal

C. Spain

D. United States

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