Hurricane Florence Timeline: What to Expect From the Storm Through the Weekend

18 September, 2018, 03:24 | Author: Patty Aguilar
  • Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 140 miles per hour (225 kph) to 110 miles per hour (175 kph) as its outer rain bands approached the North Carolina coast early Thursday, reducing the storm from Category 4 to Category 2, but forecasters warned that the enormous wind field has been growing larger, raising the risk of the ocean surging on to land.

At 2300 EDT (0300 GMT), the NHC said Florence had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km), and was slowly drifting westward over SC.

Coastal North Carolina felt the first bite of Hurricane Florence on Thursday as winds began to rise, a prelude to the slow-moving tempest that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the USA southeast.

Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 225kmh to 175kmh as its outer rain bands approached the North Carolina coast early on Thursday.

The forecast suggests as much as 40in of rain over seven days along the coast, with the deluge continuing even as the centre of the storm pushes its way over the Appalachian Mountains. Sprinkle says rain from the storm will begin in eastern parts of the Charlotte area near Rockingham in the mid-afternoon hours Friday.

Flooding from both the storm surge and rainfall could be "catastrophic", the National Hurricane Center warned. On North Carolina's Outer Banks, water flowed through streets and between beachfront homes, and some of the few people still left in Nags Head took photos of angry waves topped with white froth.

But North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned: "Don't relax, don't get complacent".

Airlines had also canceled almost 1,000 flights and counting.

Tropical Storm Florence continued to dump torrential rainfall on the Carolinas, posing a deadly flooding threat for millions. "We just want prayers from everyone".

"People do not live and survive to tell the tale about what their experience is like with storm surge", Long said.


At least 88,000 people were without power in North Carolina with the brunt of the storm yet to come, according to the state's emergency management agency. "It's a big one".

The storm originally made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday morning as a category one hurricane.

-Going dark: Duke Energy anticipates 1 million to 3 million homes and businesses losing power.

At the beginning of his tenure at FEMA previous year, Long started using a staff driver to get him back home to Hickory, North Carolina, according to Politico.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Edisto Beach South Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina.

Melody Rawson evacuated her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach and arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, to camp for free with three other adults, her disabled son, two dogs and a pet bird.

This vulnerable area has been under mandatory-evacuation orders since Wednesday night at 8 p.m., and those who are choosing to ride out the storm have been under a mandatory curfew since that time, to keep people inside.

Five percent of gas stations in North Carolina were out of gas (one in 10 gas stations in Wilmington and Raleigh-Durham), while 2.1 percent in SC and 1 percent in Virginia were out. For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov.

"I'm going to get killed on the road, '" Bradley said.

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