Friday, 21 September, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Henry McMaster Pulls The Trigger On Evacuations

Hurricane Florence Is Traveling A Similar Path As A 1933 Storm That Got Very, Very Close To D.C. 'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts worried
Sherry Houston | 14 September, 2018, 14:07

Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and SC, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.

The mandatory evacuation order extends to eight counties along South Carolina's coast: Jasper, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry.

That has resulted in models indicating Florence will take more of a westerly route, away from Central Virginia.

Its projected path appears headed through the center of North Carolina but could also veer through SC and Virginia.

"That means the more trees that could fall, the more power outages", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said.

Hurricane Florence is headed to the East Coast of the United States and set to make landfall later this week. "It's one of those situations where you're going to get heavy rain, catastrophic, life-threatening storm surge, and also the winds".

Ocracoke Island illustrates the enormous problems faced by North Carolina and SC as residents prepare for the probable landfall of a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.

Florence's centre was expected to move over the Atlantic Ocean between the Bahamas and Bermuda on Tuesday and Wednesday before approaching North and SC on Thursday. That would be the same day that Wake Forest hosts Boston College in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup, and two days before six power conference schools host nonconference games in the Carolinas and Virginia.

There are three hurricanes and a tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean, and forecasters predict Hurricane Florence will make landfall later this week.

Florence was producing large swells expected to reach from the northern Caribbean to the southern coasts of Canada's maritime provinces.

Millions are being told to evacuate as the North and SC coasts prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm that continues to strengthen into "an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday night". So you know, where we've been able to deploy resources closer to the coast when we had major hurricanes like this that maybe skirt the coast and then move up the coast of North Carolina, up the eastern seaboard - this one seems to be coming into the Wilmington area and then goes right through the state.

The state has submitted a request to President Donald Trump for a federal disaster declaration, clearing the way for federal money and assistance for any damage from the storm.

Residents farther north in coastal and inland areas in the Delmarva Peninsula, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and NY should also monitor the storm and prepare in case the forecast shifts to the north and east. Florence, which is expected to become a Cat 5 hurricane today, is projected to hit North Carolina either very late Thursday or early Friday.

At noon Monday, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for North Carolina's Hatteras Island.

The National Hurricane Center says a new report from an Air Force Reserve Unit hurricane hunter aircraft indicates that Hurricane Florence's top sustained winds have decreased slightly to 130 miles per hour (215 kph), with higher gusts.

"The bottom line is that there is increasing confidence that Florence will be a large and extremely risky hurricane, regardless of its exact intensity", he said.

What else should I know?

He said USA 278 and US 21 would be "ready for reversal" at noon Tuesday, but a final decision on whether to reverse flow on the two highways would come later from local authorities.

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