It's likely that damaging surge will extend hundreds of miles up and down the coastline, from southern South Carolina to Virginia.
Decades of sea level rise hasn't helped -- the ocean is about a foot higher now than it was when Hazel hit in the 1950s.
Millions more people live in the coastal Carolinas than generations ago when Hazel & Hugo hit.
There is more to lose now. Recovery will take years.
20-40"+ of rain are possible.
That will produce an abject rainfall flood & could shatter the East Coast hurricane rainfall record.
All that water has to drain back to the ocean. That will take a week or more, pushing rivers to record heights.