All you need to know about 'tropical storms'

14 Septembre, 2018, 05:33 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Hurricane Florence FEMA says hurricane preparation is ‘a team sport

Hurricane Florence's strongest band of rain and wind yet is now moving through eastern North Carolina.

By late Thursday afternoon, the Carolina coasts can expect winds topping 80 miles per hour. "We're still going to have a Category 4 storm surge".

Although Florence has recently been downgraded to a Category 2 storm, it's still set to be devastating.

As the storm - with those winds - nears shallow water along the coast, its forces water inland.

Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and SC and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall by early Friday, bringing a storm surge as much as 13 feet (4 meters).

In the meantime, "treat the inland flooding just as seriously as you would the storm surge", said Clark.

The problem from this hurricane is going to be its slow movement. The Weather Channel reported the storm is likely to make landfall either tonight or Friday, after which it will stall over the Southeast, producing buckets of rain that could accumulate to risky amounts.

"A slow westward to west-southwestward motion is expected Friday night and Saturday".

Forecasts generally project Florence to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.

The National Hurricane Centre said it was expected to keep drawing energy from the warm water and intensify to near Category 5, which means winds of 157 miles per hour or higher. The category ranking of storms only describes the speed of the storm's sustained winds. And an unusual combination of other weather systems that likely will stall Florence when it hits land, allowing it to sit for days and dump huge amounts of rain.

"This is a powerful storm that can kill", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned as the storm began battering the coast Thursday.

Florence, a storm expected to significantly impact the U.S. Storm surge of 13 feet on top of a high tide at 7 feet could overwhelm Carolina Beach. Overall, the storm is 400 miles wide. The town is less than 5 feet above sea level and officials worry that as many as 1,000 of the town's 6,300 residents are planning to stay. Another 8 million people live in areas covered by hurricane and tropical storm warnings.

Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia
Florence is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and SC on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday. Heavy rains were forecast to extend into the Appalachians, affecting parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Putin urges 'security guarantees' for North Korea denuclearization
Then, Trump and Kim signed a vaguely worded agreement on denuclearization but little progress has been made since then. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

Hurricane Florence Could Bring Up To 30 Inches Of Rain To Carolinas
More than 10 million people live in areas under warnings or watches for hurricane- or tropical storm- force winds, CNN reports . People in areas vulnerable to the risky hurricane, particularly those in coastal regions, have fled ahead of the storm.

When a hurricane or some other weather-related disaster strikes, The Weather Channel quickly becomes one of the most-watched stations in an increasingly diversified television marketplace. "We're about to be in the thick of it".

The National Hurricane Center forecasts that it could be centered over southwestern Pennsylvania by early Tuesday morning, potentially bringing more rain to Maryland and another surge of floodwaters down an already swollen Susquehanna River.

"It truly is really about the whole size of this storm", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said.

"I'm not approaching Florence from fear or panic", he said. And this, he said, is like nothing Toronto has ever seen.

Baker said the rain will bring damaging flash flooding to all areas of the Wilmington region, not just low-lying areas that are particularly vulnerable.

"It doesn't matter where you are", he said.

Inland flooding near New Bern, North Carolina caused by Hurricane Florence's storm surge as predicted by the ADCIRC computer model.

But the Miami-based NHC stressed it remained "a life-threatening situation" due to the risks of storm surge around coastal areas.

Streams of people are fleeing in cars as Hurricane Florence is expected to lash America with winds of up to 157mph - leaving coastal areas submerged in up to 9ft of water. As serene as the images are, it's hard to imagine what conditions are like in the storm and on the water under it.

Numerous communities throughout the region have issued either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.

At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened. On Wednesday, officials said some of those shelters were at capacity, but in a statement early Thursday, county officials said they were "able to mobilize additional resources to accommodate the need for shelter space".

Conseillé:



Populaire

Paris : un chauffeur découvre 16 000 euros dans son bus
Il découvre dans le sac contenant des liasses de billets de 10 à 50 euros , ainsi qu'un passeport congolais . Le chauffeur informe immédiatement sa hiérarchie et contacte la police à qui il remet alors ce butin.

Jeff Bezos is donating money to fix a problem his company perpetuates
There will also be full scholarships for Montessori-inspired preschools in "underserved" communities, he said. Mr Bezos - reportedly worth more than $164bn - has faced criticism for not doing more philanthropic work.

Tottenham suffer Alli’s blow for visit of Liverpool
Liverpool's League Cup triumph in 2012 remains their most recent trophy of any kind. That's the most important goal now. "That has to be our aim".

Chine: il fonce dans la foule, au moins 9 morts
Il serait connu des services de la police pour des incendies criminels et trafic de stupéfiants, croit savoir BBC. La police a arrêté le chauffeur du véhicule, ont rapporté dans un communiqué les autorités du district.

Scooter Braun Seriously Believed Justin Bieber Would Die From Overdose
And that was the time I was telling him he's not allowed to work. "I think that he made a conscious choice for himself to change". It wasn't until one day he woke up and said, "Hey I need to talk to you, I don't want to be that person anymore,"' said Scooter .

Chelsea beware: Federation Internationale de Football Association set to bring in new loan laws
Fifa's are reportedly attempting to bring in new laws which would restrict the amount of players clubs can have out on loan. Chelsea bloody love a good loan deal.

Restaurant loses $190m in value after dead rat found in soup
An inspection was immediately undertaken at the restaurant, but there was reportedly no trace of rats. Ma said he and his wife went to the hospital where she had a checkup to ensure the baby was healthy.

Preparation And Resilience As Hurricane Florence Approaches
Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely unsafe storm for rain and storm surge. At 4am BST Wednesday the "monster" storm was centred 670 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee on track as Senate hearing ends
The document battle stemmed from Kavanaugh's unusually long paper trail following his years in the Bush White House. Some Democratic senators weren't reassured, pointing to mass school shootings committed with semi-automatic rifles.

White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence
Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., on Wednesday as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. The town also has enacted an 8 p.m curfew starting Thursday night that will remain in place indefinitely.