Mandatory evacuations ordered in Carolinas, Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence

Mandatory evacuations ordered in Carolinas, Virginia ahead of Hurricane Florence

Florence is so wide that a life-threatening storm surge was being pushed 300 miles (485 kilometres) ahead of its eye, and so wet that a swath from SC to OH and Pennsylvania could get deluged.

Meanwhile, the Lesser Antilles are watching Tropical Storm Isaac, which was downgraded from a hurricane earlier Tuesday.

Tuesday morning, Florence's top wind speeds were clocked at 140 miles per hour, and forecasters say it's still growing in size and magnitude.

It is now moving west-northwest at about 16 miles per hour and that speed is expected to increase in the next few days, says the center.

A million people have been ordered to leave the USA coast and millions more prepared for Florence's predicted arrival on late Thursday or early Friday.

Farmers will be using the next several days to prepare for the storm, he said.

North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast.

At least 250,000 more people were due to be evacuated from the northern Outer Banks in North Carolina on Tuesday after more than 50,000 people were ordered on Monday to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke, the southernmost of the state's barrier islands. "People are doing a pretty good job now". A hurricane warning was posted for most of the Carolina coast north to the Virginia border.

We'll just have to wait and see where all of them go. "I would say everybody should get out".

Officials said tickets purchased through the respective schools will be refunded automatically and as quickly as possible.

He said Congress would be generous with disaster relief funding. We're waiting it out now.

Trump said the storm will be "tremendously big and tremendously wet - tremendous amount of water".

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Large breaking waves of 15 to 20 feet or greater are expected along the coast, resulting in significant beach erosion and ocean overwash Thursday through Friday night, the center said. Sound unlikely? It's the same model that accurately predicted that last year's Hurricane Harvey, which also stalled over land, would drop 60 inches.

"All the rainfall we're going to have, plus you talk about the wind - that means a lot of trees coming down, it's a lot of power outages, a lot of impacts with this system", Graham said.

The storm forced people to cut their vacations short along the coast.

In the Pacific, Olivia became a tropical storm again, on a path to hit the Hawaiian islands early Wednesday. The storm is expected to strengthen again over the next day or so.

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

Two-thirds of North Carolina's farm income comes from poultry and livestock, including hogs and dairy cattle, according to Wooten.

- Storm surge is also a major concern, potentially reaching 13 feet in parts of North Carolina.

"There's 25% more people living between Charleston (South Carolina) and Morehead City (North Carolina) than there were when Hugo was making landfall", CNN meteorologist Myers said. That could bring prolonged heavy rainfall.

GOHSEP said the teams will being arriving in the Carolinas Tuesday.

Some of Florence's behavior, both what has been seen so far and what experts expect, show the influence of climate change.

#Florence is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

"Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls".

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