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Outer rain bands approaching N. Carolina coast

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Sherry Houston | 15 September, 2018, 16:27

Florence has weakened to a tropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday, adding that still life-threatening storm surges and catastrophic freshwater flooding are expected over portions of North and SC.

Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. All the big vaping brands - think Vuse, Blu and the king of them all, Juul - have 60 days to submit plans on how they'll curtail child vape enthusiasts, said Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, calling youth vaping an "epidemic". It then will move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern SC in the hurricane warning area later Thursday and Friday.

"This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", the NHC said.

Saturday's scheduled game between SC and Marshall has been canceled.

About 800 flights in the region have been canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported.

Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it is unclear how many did.

Florence was at last report a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers (121 miles) per hour.

State Transportation Department Secretary Christy Hall said Thursday that an estimated 421,000 residents had left the coast.

She says it had not run out at any of its 27 locations in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. It is expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said.

About 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million live in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches, the National Weather Service said.

Appeals to stay safe came from as far away as space as German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted pictures of the monster storm taken from the International Space Station along with the warning: "Watch out, America!" The hurricane center described the storm surge as "life-threatening".

Areas along the coast from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout, NC, including the Neuse, Pamlico, Pungo and Bay rivers may experience storm surges from 9 to 13 feet. Favorable wind patterns. Higher sea levels that exacerbate storm surge. However, the surge is expected to be accompanied by large and destructive waves, regardless of when the storm arrives. Weakening is expected after the center moves inland.

Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever-increasing accuracy who will get walloped.

Yes, because it's bringing a voluminous amount of rain, and by lingering it creates worse flooding.

The National Weather Service is predicting "excessive" rainfall totals, potentially up to 40 inches in isolated areas, as Florence comes to crawl off the coast of the Carolinas before making landfall somewhere near the border of the two states. His remarks fell flat in Puerto Rico where islanders are continuing to struggle to recover a year after the Category 4 storm. Wilmington is expected to get battered before the storm drifts south. The NHC is encouraging officials in northeastern Mexico, Texas and Louisiana to monitor its progress. That system could develop into a tropical depression by Friday.

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