Florence weakens, but 'disaster is at doorstep'

Florence weakens, but 'disaster is at doorstep'

"The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you've ever seen. Don't bet your life on riding out a monster", Cooper said.

The centre of Florence, a slow-moving Category 3 hurricane, is expected to draw close to the North Carolina coast on Friday afternoon - perhaps lingering just offshore - then drift southwest along the shoreline before turning inland on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The footage was captured on Monday, September 10, as the storm bears down on mainland U.S., first heading towards North Carolina but now possibly veering slightly more towards SC. Hurricane Florence deserves all the names it's being called as it threatens to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic.

That leaves the "spinning wheel" at the hurricane's core stranded, "and it'll just sit there until the weather pattern changes", he said.

In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate.

"All interests from SC into the Mid-Atlantic region should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow any advice given by local officials", the Hurricane Center said.

"And that's saying a lot given the impacts we've seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew", the organization said in a statement that was circulated on Twitter. "Be ready to move to the safest place inside your shelter if necessary".

The National Hurricane Center says the storm surge could rise up to 13 feet - that's water inundating homes up to the first floor ceiling.

Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous - USA - Chinadaily.com.cn

President Trump and his administration are buckling in for Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 hurricane expected to slam into the Carolinas by Friday.

We started the day in Raleigh, North Carolina, where we met Gov. Roy Cooper at the state's emergency operations center.

Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear skies high pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI - and the more the Great Lakes one wins, the more southerly Florence will be.

As of Tuesday, more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely risky storm for rain and storm surge.

Duke Energy, the nation's No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks. Yesterday officials in Beaufort County, home to Hilton Head Island, held a news conference and urged people to leave voluntarily.

Florence's projected path includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in huge lagoons. The Navy, Air Force and Army have been moving people, ships and aircrafts out of harm's way, though evacuations were not mandatory at bases such as Camp Lejeune.

"I'm not approaching Florence from fear or panic", said Brad Corpening (35), who planned to ride out the storm in his boarded-up delicatessen in Wilmington.

Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) meteorologist Kevin Scasny said in a statement released today (Sept. 12). He added: "The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you've ever seen".

Related Articles

  • A body language expert has revealed something very interesting about Meghan Markle

    A body language expert has revealed something very interesting about Meghan Markle

    Samantha Markle has taken to her Twitter account to slam the Duchess of Sussex as the "DuchASS". They said: "That wasn't HRH Meghan".
    Jaitley denies meeting Mallya after liquor baron's claims outside London court

    Jaitley denies meeting Mallya after liquor baron's claims outside London court

    Today Mallya spoke to reporters outside London's Westminster Magistrates' Court , where his extradition case is being heard. Jaitley also issued a clarification over the matter in his Facebook post.
    Aaron Rodgers Has Knee Sprain, Skips Practice

    Aaron Rodgers Has Knee Sprain, Skips Practice

    Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was not shy about the fact his team will be preparing for the future Hall of Fame quarterback. The Packers quarterback gave a blunt one-word answer when he was asked if he needed to practice this week in order to play.
  • Russia Says Joint War Games with China Will Be Routine

    Russia Says Joint War Games with China Will Be Routine

    In 2017, Russian Federation conducted series of military drills in its western regions, in collaboration with Belarus. China is sending 3,200 troops to take part in the Vostok 2018 exercises later this week.
    Henry Cavill finished as Superman with DC Comics looking elsewhere

    Henry Cavill finished as Superman with DC Comics looking elsewhere

    An Aquaman solo movie is coming in December, and then Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984 are both locked and loaded for 2019 releases. During a recent investor conference, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey hinted that a change was brewing in the DC extended universe .
    Iowa Democrats announce Cory Booker as keynote speaker for fall gala

    Iowa Democrats announce Cory Booker as keynote speaker for fall gala

    But under questioning by Durbin on the scope of presidential power, Kavanaugh underscored judicial authority. It prompted some of Kavanaugh's only personal remarks on the issue. "I don't live in a bubble".
  • Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18

    Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18

    Nintendo revealed this morning that its next Nintendo Direct presentation has been rescheduled for tomorrow, September 13. According to Nintendo's site , individual plans will go for about $4 a month, and $20 for a year.
    Apple introduces iPhone XR

    Apple introduces iPhone XR

    The new Watches have a new back that offers a completely new electrical sensor that does an actual ECG to check your heart health. And then there's the iPhone Xs Max , which is the closest Apple has ever come to full smartphone overkill.
    Petrol at Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani, highest in India

    Petrol at Rs 89.97 in Maharashtra’s Parbhani, highest in India

    The prices of petrol and diesel are under Rs 70 per litre in Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. On Monday, the petrol per litre in Andhra Pradesh were sold at Rs ₹ 85.60 and diesel at Rs 79.22 per litre.
  • Pope summons senior bishops for meet

    Pope summons senior bishops for meet

    Church officials said were "credible and substantiated" - that he had abused a 16-year-old boy nearly 50 years ago. The news outlets said the report was due to be released September 25 and they obtained it in advance.
    FDA approves heart monitor in new Apple Watch

    FDA approves heart monitor in new Apple Watch

    It'll also reach out to your emergency contacts. "We're thrilled Apple Watch has become an essential part of peoples' lives". Cellular models with aluminum cases and a sport band will start at $499 for a 40-mm Watch and $529 for the 44-mm version.

    Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

    The State and Treasury departments would decide on appropriate additional sanctions to recommend and impose, he said. USA lawmakers have introduced various pieces of Russia-related legislation urging punishments for election meddling.