Incredible Hurricane Florence weather report goes viral

James Marshall
September 14, 2018

"Catastrophic effects will be felt".

After that, Florence is forecast to move northwest and north and move across western SC on Sunday, Sept. 15, and across western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee on Monday, Sept. 16, the NHC said.

THE life-threatening hurricane, Florence, is expected to hover the Carolinas in the U.S. with torrential rains, high winds and massive coastal erosion. "The longer you have this hurricane wind flow, the longer you push that water well inland", he said.

The center said the threat of freshwater flooding will increase over the next several days.

Forecasters' European climate model is predicting 2 trillion to 11 trillion gallons of rain will fall on North Carolina over the next week, according to meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com. Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 3.4 metres of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 90 centimetres of rain, touching off severe flooding.

But one innovative weather report has been praised for showing exactlyhow high water levels could get thanks to the storm.

The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually make a right hook to the northeast over the southern Appalachians, moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England as a tropical depression by the middle of next week.

An onlooker checks out the heavy surf at the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.

Cooper said 108 shelters are open across the state, with more than 7,000 people already staying at them, as of Thursday afternoon.

Wareheim said he lost power early Friday.

Some 20,000 people had taken refuge in 157 emergency shelters, Cooper said.

"It truly is really about the whole size of this storm", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham told The Associated Press. Heavy rains were forecast to extend into the Appalachian Mountains, affecting parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.

The Pentagon has dispatched two ships and a Marine unit offshore to provide help if needed. It has also moved most ships, submarines and planes out their base at Hampton Roads, Virginia, to safety far at sea or in distant airbases.

Meanwhile, he said, composite truck companies from Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will contribute 80 light medium tactical vehicles, which can clear floodwaters and rescue trapped storm victims or perform house-to-house checks.

Officials say anyone who has not heeded mandatory evacuation orders is on his own.

Storm surge is deadly. "And you don't need power to sling booze", said owner Eli Ellsworth. So if you find yourself here, please get out.

"There's going to be really nowhere for anybody to go", said Chief House with Wrightsville Beach Police. Fortunately for House, he says this storm should not be a devastating event for the beach town in terms of loss of life. "We're able", he said. "We're fully prepared. Food, medical, everything you can imagine, we are ready".

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