'It's just a heck of a storm,' Florence hurricane hunter says
14 September, 2018, 07:14 | Author: Patty Aguilar
Horry and Georgetown counties shifted their operating conditions at noon Monday as Hurricane Florence continued to strengthen and head toward the Carolina coast. A Category 5 storm has the potential to cause catastrophic damage.
Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for HurricaneFlorence on Monday in Charleston, S.C. Further south, from Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, to Cape Fear could see 4 to 6 feet of surge and further north, from Cape Lookout to Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina, could see 5 to 8 feet of storm surge.
Customers line up to buy propane at Socastee Hardware store, ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We will experience tropical storm-force winds as early as Wednesday evening.
Very warm water and low wind shear may allow additional strengthening through midweek. "It's expected to be a large storm so it will have impacts well away from the center". It stretched 10 to 12 miles, he said.
Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday night. Swim parallel to the shore until you are free of the current's grip.
While Orsi warned "never to say never", she said "it seems unlikely" that Florence's effect on flights "will be on the same level as Harvey, Irma or Sandy".
When Florence will reach the US, he is the hurricane of the 4th category out of five, say.
McMaster has already declared a state of emergency in SC and asked President Donald Trump for a federal declaration ahead of the storm, which intensified Monday to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour (195 kph).
"There is an increasing risk of coastal storm surge flooding and freshwater flooding from heavy prolonged rain when the hurricane approaches the USA", said a NOAA tweet. And some forecasts have the storm slowing to linger over the Carolinas, spreading heavy rain all the way to West Virginia while leading to flooding and power outages. "As we receive more information, we will keep everyone updated".
Hurricane Florence, meanwhile, is still forecast to strike North Carolina and SC on September 13.
Two other storms were spinning in the Atlantic.
"It's not just the coast", Mr Graham said.
Sustained winds Monday afternoon were up to 140 miles per hour.
Some strengthening is expected during the next 36 hours, and Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday.
The combination of saturated ground and strong winds is likely to knock down scores of trees. "This storm is strong and its getting stronger".
Just in case anyone thought the post and event was a genuine storm deterrent method, he added: "Note: do not actually discharge firearms into the air".
What are the factors for Florence's track and forward speed?
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The wind and rain will continue to ramp up during the day Thursday with hurricane force gusts (74 mph+) arriving Thursday evening. It was the first time South Caroline has reversed its highways for an evacuation since Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
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