Hurricane Florence is slowly picking up steam as it makes its way towards the east coast of the United States, with US officials saying the massive storm is generating waves as high as 80 feet tall.
“Hurricane Florence’s potentially devastating winds are generating enormous waves as high as 83 feet as it continues to make its way toward the East Coast and insurers predict it will become the costliest such storm to ever hit the continental U.S.,” writes Fox News.
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 12, 2018
The National Hurricane Center confirmed the mega-waves Wednesday, saying the enormous surf was being produced by a combination of strong winds and the storms current trajectory. The center said the waves were detected by satellite data.