'Life-Threatening' Hurricane Florence Is Barreling Toward the Carolinas

14 Septembre, 2018, 10:24 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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Dominica is still recovering from the battering it took last September when Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm slammed into the island, killing more than 30 people and leaving a trail of destruction estimated at millions of dollars.

With South Carolina's beach towns more in the bulls-eye because of the shifting forecast, OH vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand.

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm as of the Wednesday 11 p.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center. The Wilmington area can now expect 9-to-13-foot storm surges if Florence's peak impact coincides with high tide, Brunswick County coastal areas west of Southport can expect 6-to-9-foot surges.

It says the threat of freshwater flooding will increase in coming hours and days from the storm's heavy rains.

It's been an especially active start to the Atlantic hurricane season, as parts of North and SC are now bracing for impact from a major Category 3 Storm. And the more it hovers just off shore - a distinct possibility - the more potentially deadly storm surge it pushes on-shore.

A tropical storm warning, indicating the expectation of conditions below hurricane-strength winds, is in effect for coastal areas north of the Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, Va., and in Chesapeake Bay, south of New Point Comfort, Va.

Even miles away from the Atlantic, North Carolina residents in low-lying areas were boarding up and emptying stores.

Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas.

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said the impact of the storm would be widespread, hitting the coast early Friday morning. One simply added: 'Your Florence hurricane forecast looks like a giant penis and testicles. "Don't play games with it.

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The storm is expected to linger, dumping several centimeters of rain in affected areas and causing widespread destruction. Forecasters anxious the storm's damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast.

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The storm's 12-mph speed Thursday morning was a marked drop from Wednesday's 17-mph speeds. It is still considered risky with potential for strong winds and hazardous flooding.

Predictions are for Florence to be far more violent storm.

More than 300,000 people have already evacuated from the coast, McMaster said, and traffic on the highway was moving steadily on Wednesday.

The tickets are available on a first come first serve basis, the department said.

"This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast", it said early Wednesday.

"It doesn't matter how much money you have or how many generators you have if you can't get gas", she said. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers).

In North Carolina's Wrightsville Beach, Inside Edition's Steven Fabian was told to leave his hotel, which is shutting down due to the storm. Most other beachgoers were long gone.

"There's really not a lot of good news", NOAA flight director Paul Flaherty said on "Shepard Smith Reporting". "Also, a little creepy".

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