'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

"It's possible it could be even higher than that depending on how quickly the storm moves to the coast, but we're kind of expecting it to slow down as it moves to the coast and would probably cut down the storm surge", AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski says.

Carol Trojniar, 69, a longtime Wilmington resident and retired estate agent who had never experienced a Category 4 hurricane said: "I'm scared we'll get 30 inches or more of rain".

"Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion", the agency says.

A state of emergency has been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington amid concern over potential torrential rain and flooding.

Massive waves from the hurricane will make the rush of water even more unsafe and damaging, the National Hurricane Center warned.

Hurricane Florence is poised to hit the mid-Atlantic coast and the Carolinas this week, and satellite images of the storm are nothing short of terrifying.

"A storm surge is a rise in water level caused by a strong storm's wind pushing water on-shore", said CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller. Its maximum sustained winds are expected to top 145 miles per hour before losing some steam near the coast. Tropical Storm Isaac was expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, while Hurricane Helene was moving northward away from land.

He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina, "bringing days and days of rain". But his partner, Emily Whisler, said she will remain behind at the university where she is a resident in the psychiatry program.

Manure lagoons are about as pleasant as they sound-vast open-air ponds of manure located next to the many hog farms near the North Carolina coast.

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The adults packed irreplaceable items such as photo albums and heirlooms while the children stuffed their favorite toys, blankets and books in their bags. "We are sparing no expense", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office after meeting with Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Administration officials. "I wish I had more time to sort through and grab more of the sentimental items". He's staying put - for now. "You feel like you should have already left". "My home is all my wife and I have, materially speaking, a lifetime of stuff".

Cooper, the governor of neighbouring North Carolina, ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County. He doesn't fear for his family's safety, though, saying they will hunker down at his sister's third-floor home. And then from there, it's going across the area meaning a big flooding threat is in the forecast. "We're kind of at the mercy of the storm".

After the storm surge comes the deluge of rain.

Nearly ten million people are warned that they are in the path of the storm. It urged residents to heed evacuation orders. North and SC and Virginia declared emergencies earlier in the week.

Hurricane Florence is now a massive Category 4 hurricane. "This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast". "There will be flooding in inland areas as well".

Baker said people would be more willing to face the trouble of evacuating if they understood the hazards.

North Carolina officials evacuated long-term care facilities and hundreds of prisoners in vulnerable areas, and also closed state parks, museums and other attractions.

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