Friday, 16 November, 2018

Why Hurricane Florence’s storm surge could be its greatest threat

Hurricane Florence from space Astronauts had to use super wide-angle lens to photograph Hurricane Florence because it’s so huge
Frank Williams | 16 September, 2018, 20:30

Liberty Mutual Insurance and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company write the most commercial property insurance coverage in North and SC, according to a report on Wednesday by Moody's, citing data from SNL Financial.

Florence is expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday (Sept. 13 or 14), likely as a Category 3 hurricane, meaning it will have winds blowing at a minimum of 111 miles per hour (178 km/h), Samson said. Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, said it had activated its Severe Weather Preparedness Plan ahead of Florence, which includes ensuring the availability of additional communication links and resources, adequately fueled vehicles for use by personnel in impacted areas, appropriate equipment in the potential impact areas and preparation of facilities for potentially high winds and flood conditions.

"We try to pump down as much as we can, but after that, it's kind of in God's hands", farmer Marlowe Vaughan tells NPR.

NOAA's Hurricane Hunters are created to tell us more about storms like these.

Work that started earlier in the week to prepare two major natural gas pipeline projects in the path of the storm continued on Wednesday.

The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, about a day later than previously expected.

The governor of North Carolina ordered a mandatory evacuation for more than 1 million people along the coastline.

On Wednesday morning, Florence was extending hurricane-force winds outward up to 70 miles from its center, with tropical-storm-force winds up to 175 miles outward. I'm glad we both came to the decision ourselves.

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Bryan Wood, a meteorologist and storm-damage analyst for Assurant Inc., said that Florence will hamper businesses even after it degrades from hurricane status.

A crew from IL has already arrived in Greensboro, and crews from West Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Vermont, Florida and Tennessee are also on their way.

Scientists are watching the Carolina coast for what could be a historic storm surge from Hurricane Florence that pushes water inland at heights of up to 20 feet.

"In Awendaw, South Carolina, Chris Johnson is staying behind to watch his house while his wife, Michele, is evacuating".

This storm is not going to be a glancing blow. In 2016, the state gave the company until August 1, 2019, to dig up and close some coal-ash pits and nearly a decade more to deal with others.

"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said.

'Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you'.

"Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said 59 shelters were either opened or will open by Thursday in his state and he urged residents in the areas expected to be hard hit to be vigilant". She has worked as a senior manager in public relations and communications for major telecommunication companies, and is the former Deputy Director for Media Relations with the Modern Coalition. "It's one of those situations where you're going to get heavy rain, catastrophic, life-threatening storm surge, and also the winds". The worst of the storm's effects will be felt over the weekend as Florence moves on through.

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