Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order on Monday to close public schools in 26 counties, including Sumter, Lee and Clarendon, so facilities and buses could be used for shelters and evacuation transportation.
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The outer edges of Hurricane Florence began lashing coastal North Carolina with heavy winds and flooding roads on Thursday hours before expected landfall that will bring walls of water and lingering downpours. A storm surge warning is in effect for South Santee River South Carolina to Duck North Carolina.
The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to about 90 miles per hour by nightfall.
In South Carolina, officials urged residents to prepare for wind, rain, extended power outages, downed trees and even potential mudslides as the storm hovers over the state and dumps millions of gallons of rainwater, as Hurricane Harvey did in the Houston area past year.
"Just because the wind speed came down, the intensity of this storm came down to a Cat 2, please do not let your guard down", said Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall in US
When all is said and done, Florence could pour 40 inches of rain along some parts of the North Carolina coast, according to CNN. Florence's winds have dropped from a peak of 140mph to 105mph, reducing the hurricane from a Category 4 to a Category 2.
Now, many more people and houses are set to endure hurricane-force winds, which extend 80 miles out from Florence's center.
"We immediately gave up our hotel rooms so that more rooms are now available to those coming inland", Hunt said.
At least 280,000 people are already without power as the outskirts of the storm lashed North and SC, and Virginia.
NOAA's latest advisory also reports of a tornado threat as the weather system is approaching land: "A few tornadoes are possible in eastern North Carolina through Friday", the report told.
Almost 2 million coastal residents are now under mandatory evacuation orders, although it remains unclear how many have actually done so. By the time this is all said and done, we could be looking at rainfall amounts across the Charlotte area of 4-8 inches, with localized amounts approaching 10 inches of rain. "We have a safe basement and generator that comes on automatically".
"I like helping people, and I've had people help me so this is my way of giving back", she said.
"Even the rescuers can not stay there", he said. Thousands have taken refuge in emergency shelters, officials said.
Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm. "Watch out America", he says. Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Helene is forecast to pass near the Azores on Saturday, and Tropical Storm Isaac is moving west across the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Helene is veering toward Europe. Those four storms are brewing at the same time Hurricane Olivia is pounding Hawaii.
Sharing support for those suffering with addiction, he wrote: "I am here... and I will continue to be here, for you". In the heartbreaking video, Mac can be seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and talking to his then-girlfriend.
L'objectif est d'éviter que les sangliers potentiellement porteurs du virus se dispersent dans les bois et propagent la maladie. Douze entreprises avaient alors été contaminées, 185 autres bloquées et plus de 30.000 porcs abattus.
And, "even if the [testing] lab admits it made an error, there is no way to change those results", Bryce Berryessa told the AP. The majority of the products that failed tests, however, are not blocked from placement on pot shop shelves.
The underutilisation rate dipped to 13.4% in August, from 13.9% in May, and is now at its lowest level since May 2013. But it was the decline in the underutilisation rate that will have policymakers grinning ear-to-ear this month.
And he'll be eager to replicate a fraction of his successful stint at the Bernabeu, during which he won 15 trophies. Raul Albiol played alongside the five-time Ballon d'Or victor during a four-year Bernabeu spell.
This BMW project is meant to help the company invent safety technology that will make motorcycling safer for riders of the future. There, the bike drove off, accelerated, drove through the winding test track and then came to a stop, entirely on its own.
Son concurrent Airbnb a séduit plus de sept millions de français cet été, contre près de cinq millions l'an dernier. A terme, le site espère concurrencer Airbnb sur le marché des locations de maisons entre particuliers.
Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. After landfall, Florence slowed to a pace that meant it would plague the area with days of flooding.
Aucune date de sortie pour le moment, le projet n'étant qu'à ses balbutiements mais on a hâte d'en savoir plus! De toute façon, Alan Wake est clairement un hommage aux séries comme Twin Peaks ou La Quatrième Dimension.
Mattie and Ben generally eschewed the celebrity spotlight, maintaining private social media accounts and keeping to themselves. A visitation for Ben's friends and family take place on Sunday while a service to honor his life will be held Monday.
Evictions and nominations become a terrible thing because you end up having to bitch behind people's backs". In that situation you want your friends and loved ones but the whole process it's tedious." he mused.
Since he is being placed on long term injury reserve, the Red Wings will get significant cap relief for a team in a salary crunch. He had another 120 points in 137 playoff games and won the Conn Smythe Trophy with his lone Stanley Cup triumph in 2008.
Meghan Markle May Have Just Performed the Ultimate Royal Duty
With good reason, Meghan Markle's father confessed to colluding with paparazzi and staging photos in order to make a quick buck. She is very strategic in the way she cultivates circles of friends. "She's made her decision and that's it", she said.
Justin Bieber et Hailey Baldwin se sont mariés!
Les deux tourtereaux auraient prévu de se marier dans la plus stricte intimité au Canada, pays de naissance de Justin Bieber. Justin Bieber et sa copine Hailey Baldwin se sont rendus jeudi matin au palais de justice au service des mariages à New York.
UK poisoning suspects not criminals: Putin
He added that "no doubt" there were some checks at the airport but "the baggage checks weren't probably as good as they might be". Britain has blamed the Russian government of being involved in the attacks, though Moscow has strongly denied it.
Cartoonist under fire over Serena
Open final, and seeing the world's best tennis player have a tantrum and thought that was interesting", the cartoonist said. Others would question why Knight gave Osaka a blonde ponytail.
Trump signs order on US election meddling
Part of the order includes declaring a "national emergency" that will allow sanctions to move forward. President, I understand that, but I'm paid by the citizens of the nation to tell you what we think".
US Announces New North Korea Sanctions
But the two sides are at an impasse over the pace of North Korea ending its nuclear and missile development programs. It said some products allegedly were off-loaded from Russian ships.
Major U.S. trade groups link up in anti-tariff coalition
The US government accuses China of stealing intellectual property and forcing American companies to hand over valuable technology. Beijing has issued a list of $60 billion of American products for retaliation if Trump's next tariff hike goes ahead.