Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Hurricane ‘Florence’ rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

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Frank Williams | 15 September, 2018, 07:14

But the danger comes not so much from the wind as from the storm surges, which could raise the sea level to 4 meters in some points and flood the coast. But the National Hurricane Center warned people of the hurricane's strong winds and its "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall" in an update Thursday evening.

Maysie Baumgardner, 7, and her family sheltered at the Hotel Ballast in downtown Wilmington as Florence filled the streets with floodwaters. "If the number seems really insane high, you always have to have some suspicion until we can actually get out and verify it".

By Friday evening, the centre of the storm had moved to eastern SC, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

The Wilmington airport had a wind gust clocked at 105 miles per hour (169 kph), the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958, the weather service said.

Bertha Bradley said she has never favored evacuating ahead of hurricanes.

He said there had been three confirmed deaths from the storm and several others were being investigated to determine if they were storm-related. Trump planned a visit to the region next week.

The Weather Channel Goes All In With Apocalyptic Hurricane Florence Graphics
Surges and flooding will reportedly continue as it lashes SC . "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave". According to Fire Chief Glen Rogers, there are in fact only 12 people left on the beach to sit out the storm.

A tree crashed into Kevin DiLoreto's home in Wilmington, where all roads leading to his neighbourhood were blocked by fallen trees.

"It's insane", he said in a phone interview.

On Friday, coastal streets in the Carolinas flowed with frothy ocean water, pieces of torn-apart buildings flew through the air, and at least 525,000 homes and businesses were without power, almost all of them in North Carolina. "Everybody laughs at the fact that this storm got downgraded. but I've never seen tree devastation this bad". FEMA officials wrote on Twitter people should not focus on the category of the storm - as of Thursday morning, Hurricane Florence was a Category 2 storm, indicating slower wind speeds - but rather should pay attention to the fact there will be extreme flooding in the Carolinas as a result. Duke Energy expects between 1 million to 3 million homes and businesses to lose power.

"I'm anxious about what I might find when I go home, though", she said.

After reaching a terrifying Category 4 peak of 225 km/h earlier in the week, Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few kilometres east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.

Nearly two million people have been displaced by Florence (Pic: GETTY) "It wasn't safe". In the Philippines, evacuations were under way with Super Typhoon Mangkhut expected to hit on Saturday in an area impacting an estimated 5.2 million people.

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