Parts of the Carolina coast are expecting 20-30 (50-75cm) inches of rain, with isolated regions seeing up to 40in of downpour. Heavy rainfall began after dark. Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City. Wilmington resident Julie Terrell was plenty concerned after walking to breakfast past a row of shops fortified with boards, sandbags and hurricane shutters.
The Army Corps of Engineers was preparing to start work restoring power, installing temporary roofing and removing debris. "Lots of water, lots of wind, lots of storm surge". The National Hurricane Center said the storm will eventually push westward and make a right hook to the northeast over the southern Appalachians, moving into the mid-Atlantic region and New England as a tropical depression by the middle of next week.
Forecasters say "it can not be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland". Parts of the mid-Atlantic can also expect heavy rains from what is left of Florence well into next week. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com said Florence could dump a staggering 18 trillion gallons of rain over a week on North Carolina, South Carolinas , Virginia, ...
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Florence could hit the Carolinas harder than any hurricane since Hazel packed 130 miles per hour (209 kph) winds in 1954. It was moving west at 13 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center . On Tuesday afternoon, data from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft showed that Florence's sustained winds had picked up in speed again, hovering close to 140 miles per hour.
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Hurricane Florence is continuing to push towards a landfall around the North Carolina/South Carolina border, and is beginning to lash the central Atlantic seaboard with damaging winds and storm surge. "These enormous waves are produced by being trapped along with very strong winds moving in the same direction as the storm's motion". Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely risky storm for rain and storm surge.
Duke Energy officials say Florence will knock out power to an estimated 1 million to 3 million customers in North and SC. Panovich: Right now it looks like landfall is going to occur sometime early Friday morning between, I would say, 4 a.m.
The National Hurricane Center says it's now expected to hit Wilmington and then veer west, taking it south of Charlotte. As Hurricane Florence hurdled towards the East Coast, its final destination remains uncertain , but North Carolinians who appear to be in the storm's path were taking few chances.
As of 11 a.m., the Category 4 storm was centred 485 miles (785 kilometres) southeast of Wilmington , moving at 15 mph (24 kph) with the potential for 1 to 3 feet of rain in places - enough to touch off catastrophic flooding and an environmental disaster, too, if the water inundates the region's many industrial waste sites and hog manure ponds.
Although the storm has been designated Category 3 rather than 4, emergency services were warning it could hit the coast with the force of a "Mike Tyson punch." Florence is already a Category 4 storm with 130mph winds. Another commenter said: 'That hurricane better be taking me to dinner first'. At least 25 million residents are at risk from the storm and experts predict its current path could cause up to $170 billion worth of damage, hit up to 759,000 homes and businesses and become ...
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Packing heavy winds with a maximum sustained wind speed of 130 miles per hour (195 km/h), the hurricane is slowly barreling toward the U.S. East Coast, at a speed of approximately 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). Arnold shared his first photos of Hurricane Florence, taken when it was still a Category 2 storm. At around 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that Hurricane Florence had strengthened to a Category 4 storm .
Steady streams of vehicles full of people and belongings flowed inland Tuesday as North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper tried to convince everyone on North Carolina's coast to flee. 12. Some areas could get deluged with 20 inches of rain, Myers said. A state of emergency has been declared in both North and SC. "The time to prepare is nearly over", he said.
On Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center issues storm surge warnings for the areas around the Outer Banks in North Carolina and the South Santee River in SC. Although North Carolina is still expected to see the worst of the storm, a more southern track would mean that states further north - like Virginia - could be spared of some nasty weather.
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According to an 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence's maximum sustained winds have intensified to 75 miles per hour. Henry McMaster said. This ridge of high pressure will cause a blocking pattern and steer Florence dangerously close to, or into, the East Coast of the U.S.by midweek.
Tuesday. It's located about 370 miles south of Bermuda , or 845 miles east of Cape Fear, North Carolina , moving to the west at 17 mph. The Atlantic hurricane's maximum sustained winds have increased to almost 130 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory issued at noon Eastern Time (1600 GMT).
Moving west-northwest near 17 miles per hour with a turn to the northwest expected on Wednesday, Helene is not expected to pose any threat to land. Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday night.
North and South Carolina are under a state of emergency, and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered the coastline to evacuate. McMaster, Northam and North Carolina Gov. This satellite image taken yesterday shows Hurricane Florence off the U.S. east coast in the Atantic Ocean. The storm forced people to cut their vacations short along the coast.
Interests in Hawaii should monitor the progress of Olivia this weekend and use this time to enact your hurricane action plan. Still, heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds could threaten the islands. Norman was moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour. It's moving westward at 12 mph about 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo and 760 miles east of Honolulu.
The storm now has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and gusts as high as 90 miles per hour. This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 13:30 UTC on September 9, 2018 shows Tropical Storm Florence - which forecasters say will soon become an extremely unsafe hurricane - being followed westward across the Atlantic by Tropical Storms Isaac and Helene8.
Over the last 36 hours, Florence weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm as the system encountered hostile conditions in the central Atlantic Ocean. Ahead of Florence , a separate small tropical system was raining on Bermuda. SC officials began preparing Saturday for the possible arrival next week of a powerful Hurricane Florence , with authorities saying the storm could affect a large portion of the state .
The study authors, from the United States, were unsure if the shark could actually digest the seagrass. However, the ecological implications of 4.9 million bonnethead sharks eating up on seagrass are not yet fully understood. "Until now, most people thought that seagrass consumption was incidental when these sharks were hunting for crabs, etc. that live in the seagrass beds", Leigh said in a statement.
The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami said Florence's weakening appeared to have stopped for the moment, but restrengthening is forecast over the weekend. In scenario one, an area of high pressure over the central Atlantic weakens, allowing Florence to curve northward and finally northeastward out to sea.