Twenty years ago, millions of people fled the coastline from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic ahead of a frightening hurricane named Floyd.

In the end, it left behind an inland flood disaster that proved far worse than any of its winds or waves.

In Virginia, Floyd caused four deaths and damaged several thousand homes and businesses. Losses to crops and property likely exceeded $150 million statewide.

The name Floyd was retired after the 1999 season and ironically (though probably not purposefully) replaced with Franklin in 2005.

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