The dangers of hurricanes and tropical storms is pretty apparent, not to mention calamitous, we all know this. However, there is also another danger associated with these massively powerful storms; a risk known as inland floods, also called aftershocks.
Inland flooding is the intense level of flooding that immediately follows the initial storm, be it a hurricane, heavy rainfall, quick snow and ice melts, or tropical storms. It does not occur at the coast, yet it is considered with coastal flooding by hazard specialists because of its connection with land falling storms. The effects of inland flooding can extend as far as 100 miles from the coasts edge.