Preparation And Resilience As Hurricane Florence Approaches

14 Septembre, 2018, 01:24 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Preparation And Resilience As Hurricane Florence Approaches

Florence's sustained winds were 165 km/h, with gusts up to 204 km/h on Thursday afternoon.

"Catastrophic effects will be felt outside the center of the storm due to storm surge as high as 9 to 13 feet".

Though Florence has weakened slightly, it's still a very risky storm, and a life-threatening storm surge and rainfall are expected. We will have tropical storm force winds and rain and storm surge continues to be our main concern with extreme flooding.

By the time the storm leaves the region, forecasters expect that it will have dumped 50 to 70 centimeters of rain in coastal areas, with some parts possibly being inundated with up to 100 centimeters. Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely unsafe storm for rain and storm surge.

Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday, and the National Hurricane Center fears the storm "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event Friday-Sunday". Widespread rainfall amounts could reach 152mm to 300mm, spurring flooding. The governor added that a million or more people could be evacuated before the end of the storm.

Florence will bring large rainfall totals through Saturday in North Carolina, north SC and Virginia, causing catastrophic flash flooding.

Catastrophic river flooding and flash flooding will occur for a large portion of eastern North and SC.

At 4am BST Wednesday the "monster" storm was centred 670 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph.

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage.

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All eyes are on Hurricane Florence as it barrels toward the Carolinas. This includes Wilmington. A hurricane watch extends into the Charleston area.

More than 10 million people are under watches and warnings, the Associated Press reported.

"It's still going to be the same result with the amount of water that's being pushed on shore", he explained. That storm killed at least 10 people in SC and in Georgia.

Life-threatening storm surges of up to 13 feet have been forecast in some areas when the monster storm eventually makes landfall in North and SC.

Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear-skies high-pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI. It warned of likely "structural damage to buildings. with several potentially washing away", "flooded or washed-out coastal roads" and "major damage to marinas". The good news is that scientists are getting better at predicting when torrential downpours will hit and residents of the Carolinas and Virginia located in the path of the storm have plenty of time to evacuate.

Storm surge is deadly.

Up to 40 inches of rain could fall in North Carolina.

"Floodwaters may enter numerous structures, and some may become uninhabitable or washed away", the Weather Service warned.

Cooper and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told more than 1 million people who were directed to leave that if they don't evacuate, no one will come to save them. As the storm moves inland, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland will also be in peril. Then it dropped to an extratropical cyclone - but with hurricane-force winds akin to a low Category 1 hurricane - before making landfall in New Jersey.

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