Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Will Make a 'Grand Tour' of Southeastern States

Geraldine Edwards
September 15, 2018

USA TODAYA watch of Hurricane Florence from the Global Attach Space.(Characterize: Alexander Gerst, ESA/NASA) With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Stagger, NASA released a ideal video and photos of the storm from condo.A excessive-definition digital camera outdoors the Global Attach Space captured video Tuesday."Ever stared down the gaping sight of a category Four storm?"

Weak steering current will allow the hurricane to drift westward along the SC coast and inland, and center over the state's interior Sunday morning, the NHC projected.

Though Florence won't be making landfall until Friday, tropical-storm-force winds - 39 to 73 miles per hour (63 to 117 km/h) - will begin whipping through coastal regions as early as tomorrow, making it exceptionally risky to be outside, Graham said.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several metres of water.

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Florence's forward movement during the day slowed to a near-standstill - sometimes it was going no faster than a human can walk - and that enabled it to pile on the rain.

Officials in New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, have stockpiled enough food and water for 60,000 people for four days, along with more than 28,000 tarps.

Police said 150 to 200 residents have been rescued earlier on Friday and 150 or more were still awaiting rescue.

Helping with rescues there were members of the so-called Cajun Navy, a group of Louisiana-based volunteers who became famous during last year's Hurricane Harvey, locals said on Twitter. "We're able", Trump said Wednesday outside the White House. "You may need to move up to the second storey, or to your attic, but we are coming to get you".

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A fallen tree crashed through the home where a woman and her baby were killed in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday. The Outer Banks of North Carolina took the initial brunt Thursday afternoon, with parts of Highway 12 - the main road that runs through Ocracoke and Hatteras islands - flooding and becoming impassable.

"It's insane", he said in a phone interview.

"I am anxious about what I might find when I go home, though", she said. Utility companies said millions were expected to lose power and restoration could take weeks.

"We will continue to do all we can to support our neighbors in the Southeast as we prepare for Hurricane Florence", Scott said in a prepared statement Wednesday. Forecasters said Florence is expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, even as President Donald Trump has declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid. Significant weakening was expected over the weekend.

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Florence is forecast to dump up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC . Tropical storm force winds are thought to be just hours away from making landfall in North Carolina.

More than 1 million people along the coasts of North and SC and southern Virginia have fled. Some of those who stayed went to shelters while others stuck it out in their homes.Maysie Baumgardner, 7, and her family sheltered at the Hotel Ballast in downtown Wilmington as Florence filled the streets with floodwaters. But spokeswoman Diane Villa says some animals, including bison and elk, will stay in fenced-in yards instead of barns because they don't like being in fully enclosed spaces.

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