Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous

14 Septembre, 2018, 13:28 | Auteur: Therese Cote

But the storm still carried "very unsafe winds", the Center added.

Up to 10 million people lie in the path of the storm, which still poses a risk to life and property, although it has been downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane.

Hurricane Florence, now a Category 2 storm, is slowly approaching the USA coast, and the storm's massive fury is on full display in video footage taken from the International Space Station.

As Florence churned slowly towards the coasts of North and SC as a Category 2 hurricane, federal and state officials issued final appeals to residents to get out of the path of the "once in a lifetime" weather system.

But that, combined with the storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains, had Gov. Roy Cooper warning of an impending disaster. For a Category 2 storm, that means sustained winds of 154-177 km/h (96-110 mph).

Isha Renta, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office, said while the forecast may look humdrum for the region, "we can not discount" the storm.

As of 4 a.m., Florence was 30 miles (45 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina.

A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet (9 meters) high as Florence churned toward shore.

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The hurricane's surge could cover large swathes of the Carolina coast under as much as 11ft (3.3m) of seawater. It is forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday Friday.

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.

Although the storm is approaching the USA coastline as a Category 2 hurricane after weakening from a Category 4 storm, that doesn't mean the storm will be gentle. Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) have warned that failure to do so could be potentially deadly.

Not everyone was taking Florence too seriously: About two dozen locals gathered Thursday night behind the boarded-up windows of The Barbary Coast bar as Florence blew into Wilmington.

"The idea of having to leave with my two cats and go somewhere for a week or more. once you leave, you don't know how many days it will be before you can return", a Wilmington resident named Kate tells VOA.

Others were at home hoping for the best.

General O'Shaughnessy said there were about 7,000 U.S. military personnel now in place and ready to respond to the storm, along with ships, helicopters, high-wheeled vehicles and other equipment. "We chose to hunker down".

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