"‘Life-threatening’ Florence spawns first hurricane watches, could bring 30" of rain

12 September, 2018, 04:30 | Author: Patty Aguilar
  • Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence Monday Sept. 10 2018 in Charleston S.C

In the case of these recent flights, the hurricane hunters helped confirm that "Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major storm through Thursday night", according to the National Hurricane Center.

Northam's decision comes after costal communities in North Carolina ordered mandatory evacuations and SC officials ordered an evacuation of their entire coast line.

Jeff Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said: "This storm is going to be a direct hit on our coast".

According to USA Today, the National Hurricane Centre has said Florence is set to hit the US East Coast later this week, possibly as early as Wednesday.

Florence is now a strong Category 2 hurricane with 105 miles per hour sustained winds. The storm is moving west-northwest at 17 mph and is 785 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.

Hurricane Florence's size is "staggering", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warned. The wind and rain will continue to ramp up during the day Thursday with hurricane force gusts (74 mph+) arriving Thursday evening.

Forecasters are predicting that Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday as a Category 3 hurricane.


Cooper and his counterparts in neighbouring SC and Virginia ordered about 1 million people to evacuate coastal homes, including along the Outer Banks barrier islands that protect North Carolina's shore. Other counties are evacuating low lying and flood prone areas.

Cooper said local governments are typically responsible for issuing evacuation orders in North Carolina, and some localities have already issued orders to evacuate.

For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl, it could bring torrential rains all the way into the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia, causing flash floods, mudslides and other risky conditions in places that have already experienced lots of rain recently.

"On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday". "This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash flooding". All three states have declared states of emergency.

"You're going to get heavy rain, catastrophic life-threatening storm surge, and also the winds".

TRUMP sounds the alarm about Hurricane Florence during Oval Office press availability: "They haven't seen anything like what's coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever". So we always say way before it's even on the map to have some kind of kit and extra water and extra food, well advance of an event. It was the first time South Caroline has reversed its highways for an evacuation since Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

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