How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You?

Rodiano Bonacci
Settembre 16, 2018

Strong storm surge, unrelenting rain, and extremely high winds will start arriving as early as Thursday with hurricane and storm surge warnings in effect.

Hurricane and storm-surge watches could be issued as early as Tuesday morning, the NHC said.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Florence is packing winds of 130 miles per hour.

About an hour after the Category 3 upgrade came another - to Category 4. The storm is moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour.

"A west- northwestward to northwestward motion and an increase in forward speed are expected during the next couple of days".

"Not only has the storm exploded in intensity, but its zone of hurricane-force winds approximately doubled in size Monday", the Washington Post reports.

Preparations for Florence were intensifying up and down the densely populated east coast.

The Center also warned that "Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday".

Virginia, North Carolina, and SC all declared a state of emergency for their respective states.

"You get the idea, North Carolina, northern SC certainly going to bear the brunt of this storm", Chandley said.

"We do not want to risk one SC life in this hurricane", the governor told reporters. Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has only been hit by one Category 4 hurricane - Hazel, with 130mph winds, in 1954.

Rising water tidelines could surge to as high as 12ft between Cape Fear and Cape Lookout, north of Carolina Beach. And heavy rains could cause flooding inland for days after landfall. Those who don't won't face punishment, either, and that could be another reason behind peoples' decisions to weather a storm - no matter how unsafe. Assorted bad weather advisories stretched from Florida to ME on Tuesday evening.

The most recent Category 4 storm to hit the USA was Hurricane Maria past year, which plowed into eastern Puerto Rico with winds of 155 miles per hour.

After landfall, the path becomes much more uncertain. At this time, rainfall amounts for north Georgia do not look concerning. The storm's forecast has shifted southward in the last 24 hours.

This satellite image taken yesterday shows Hurricane Florence off the United States east coast in the Atantic Ocean.

If Hurricane Florence lands as a powerhouse Category 4 storm along the East Coast later this week, the damage could be extensive - and long-lasting.

Amtrak is also waiving fees for travelers and said it will accommodate customers on other trains.

Jones urged Chatham County residents to continue to monitor Florence and be generally prepared for hurricanes with a hurricane kit, shelter-in-place supplies and an evacuation plan.

Hurricane Florence this morning as seen from Space Station.

Establish an emergency plan with your family. It's going to destroy infrastructure.

In Wilmington, Anita Harrell said she waited 90 minutes at a Home Depot on Tuesday to get plywood, intending to board up her home and business.

One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches in parts of North Carolina.

"Right now we are just coordinating our internal resources, making sure all of those are ready and all of our assets are ready for deployment if need be", he said.

Rain measured in feet is "looking likely", he said.

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