Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm
Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm
Hurricane Florence likely to affect southeast US energy infrastructure: EIA - Xinhua | English.news.cn
16 September, 2018, 04:42
Speaking on Thursday, North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper, said: "We can not underestimate this storm". He said that the hurricane could only be captured on a super-wide lens, even from 400 kilometres up. Parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane as high as 10 feet (3 meters), he said.
A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington. "The shelters are not taking dogs", Ramirez said.
Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas on Friday, knocking down trees, swamping streets and causing four deaths before slowing to a pace that will lead to a days-long deluge for the region.
"On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm probably a 7" in terms of worry, she said.
Florence is a Category 2 storm in the Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km per hour), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
The storm's centre was about 50 miles south of Morehead City at around 11 pm (03:00 GMT Friday).
But it was clear that this was really about the water, not the wind. Its forward movement was 6 miles per hour. Others got well over a foot.
Given the likelihood of rain being measured in feet, rather than inches with Florence, widespread inland urban, small stream and major river flooding are anticipated in the Carolinas.
Rescue helicopters and trucks that can navigate floodwaters are also standing by.
The hurricane was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as sluggish and unprepared for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico previous year.
The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week.
Some minor flooding was reported on the Outer Banks - barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina - and in some seaside coastal towns, as more than 110,000 power outages were reported statewide. That's enough water to fill the Empire State Building almost 40,000 times.
The NHC warned the threat of tornadoes was increasing as Florence neared shore and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said the heavy rain could trigger landslides in the west of his state. The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines. Traffic lights out of order because of power failures swayed in the gusty wind.
It remains a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), but a gust of 112 miles per hour (180 kph) was reported just offshore. Nationwide, airlines canceled more than 2,400 flights through Sunday.
Authorities said more than 60 people, including many children and pets, had to be evacuated from a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after strong winds caused parts of the roof to collapse.
In New Bern, population 29,000, flooding on the Neuse River left 500 people in peril.
We wrote up the story, laughed about it, and moved on. We got thrown into mailboxes.
Despite pleas from officials, some residents ignored calls to evacuate. She tried to row out of her neighborhood Thursday night with a boat that was in her yard after her home began to flood, but had to retreat because of the poor conditions. I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me.
Another Wilmington resident said she does not want to leave because she is afraid to see what she would be coming back to.
A mother and infant in North Carolina died when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington amid heavy winds from Hurricane Florence . Screaming winds bent trees and raindrops flew sideways as Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday.
Jeff Byard, FEMA associate administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery, called Florence "a very risky storm". Forecasters said Florence's eye could come ashore early on Friday around the North Carolina-South Carolina border.
The video below, taken in Wilmington , North Carolina, shows a large tree being split in half in Florence's winds. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.
The entire coastlines of North and SC , in addition to some parts of southeastern Virginia, are under a mandatory evacuation plan. The port in Charleston, South Carolina, though, was suspending operations from Thursday through Saturday and possibly on Sunday.
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The agency said it is prepared for Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit North and SC , and Virginia on Thursday or Friday. The department has the authority to move funds around internally with the approval of Congress and transfers are not unusual.
He said parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 10 feet. Governor Cooper said there have been "several hundred" rescue operations and "there are still some people they need to get to".
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