Tropical cyclones bring a variety of hazards when they move onshore. Many of the impacts are felt well outside the center, sometimes hundreds of miles away.
One of those is inland flooding, and it is one of the leading causes of death from tropical cyclones. Flooding from a tropical cyclone can happen well after the tropical storm dissipates.
Tropical cyclones can produce very heavy rain, sometimes adding up to feet over a specific area.
Watch the video above to find out more on why the category of a storm doesn't always matter when it comes to inland flooding.