Hurricane Florence makes turbulent arrival with strong winds, bands of rain
14 Septembre, 2018, 17:36 | Auteur: Therese Cote
The storm is already causing power outages, with Duke Energy reporting almost 240,000 customers have lost power in North and SC - but projects 1 to 3 million people could lose power.
At 9 a.m., the center of Florence was wobbling about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Wilmington, its winds down to 85 mph (140 kmh), according to the hurricane center.
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Forecasters said "catastrophic" freshwater flooding was expected along waterways far from the coast of the Carolinas.
Emergency response teams have been "fully pre-positioned" to help local governments and companies like utilities cope with the damage Florence will leave, Long said - but the storm has to leave.
The result: prolonged storm surge, wind and rain.
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About 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did, officials said.
Antonio Ramirez, a construction worker from El Salvador living in Leland, North Carolina, said he planned to ride out the worst of the weather with his dog Canelo. Officials said at least 150 people were "awaiting rescue" early Friday morning as the risky.
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A fire district Facebook post said, "The eye of the hurricane is predicted to come ashore just a few miles south of their location".
In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the US east coast as seen from the International Space Station.
One forecaster says the harm done by a 90 miles per hour wind would be comparable to that suffered from a 110 miles per hour wind.
"Because of the slow movement of the storm, the rain is going to have plenty of time keep piling up", said Feltgen. By 5 p.m., the rain bands will be moving north. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.
Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and more is to come.
The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to 90 miles per hour (135 kph) by nightfall.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported "life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds" along the North Carolina coast.
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The storm was about 880 miles east of the Lesser Antilles - a region still recovering from last year's powerful Hurricane Maria. Announcing his evacuation order, SC governor Henry McMaster said an estimated one million people would be fleeing the coast.
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