Friday, 19 October, 2018

Hurricane Florence Drowned a Riverfront 30 Miles from the North Carolina Coast

Don't play games with it, says Trump as Hurricane Florence heads for US East Coast Hurricane Florence Reduces Its Intensity But Not Its Destructive Power
Michele Schwartz | 15 September, 2018, 15:58

About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million were ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia, jamming westbound roads and highways for miles.

"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", the city tweeted around 2am.

"You have water coming onshore and you can rainfall coming down that's trying to move out", he said.

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on their home in Wilmington, North Carolina.

"In a matter of seconds, my house was flooded up to the waist, and now it is to the chest", said Peggy Perry, who along with three relatives, was trapped early Friday in her New Bern home.

A mother and infant in North Carolina were among the first reported fatalities linked to Hurricane Florence.

On the morning of September 14, the National Hurricane Centre warned that "catastrophic" flooding and "life-threatening" storm surges were expected to spread inland.

By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster asked people to remain patient during a last-minute news conference before Hurricane Florence begins to impact the state.

As of 1 p.m. ET, more than a foot of rain had fallen in many towns in southeastern North Carolina. "It's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave".

"And since we're already on high ground, those two things together kind of help insulate us a little more than, I would say, others", she said.

Storm surge was as high as 10 feet on the Neuse River, he said.

Parts of the Carolinas are expected to see 20 to 30 inches of rain over the next seven days. "The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline".

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest Florence update at 10am BST that a storm surge warning remained in effect for Myrtle Beach in SC to the Ocracoke Inlet in North Carolina, and for Pamlico Sound. Robert Faircloth has lived in Wilmington, North Carolina, for 62 years. "Not only that, but the wind field actually expands as the center of circulation starts to lose some intensity, you'll start to get hurricane force winds further out from the storm".

The center of the hurricane's eye came ashore at about 7:15 a.m. EDT (1115 GMT) near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The US National Weather Service has released a flash flood warning as authorities were scrambling to reach almost 150 people now stranded.

Authorities warned, too, of risks of mudslides and environmental disasters from floodwaters washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.

Forecasters are predicting that the storm will continue to weaken but still dump potentially record-breaking amounts of rain as it moves slowly inland.

Coastal towns in the Carolinas were largely empty, and schools and businesses closed as far south as Georgia.

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