Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

by Edgar Hayes September 14, 2018, 19:01
Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

According to the NHC, hurricane force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.

It's also notable that there are three hurricanes, including Florence, lined up in the Atlantic at the same time. Add Hurricane Florence as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricane Florence news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "Elevated water levels may persist for some time after landfall in areas where onshore winds persist".

A North Carolina TV news station has evacuated its building due to rising waters from Hurricane Florence.

Only seven major hurricanes have hit on the coast between Savannah, Georgia and Cape Hatteras, North Carolina since 1879, CNN reported, and the last was Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

Map shows the projected path of Hurricane Florence as of 11am, September 13, 2018.

At 11 p.m., the center of the Category 2 hurricane was about 60 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina. Top winds near the center of the storm have decreased to 100 miles per hour - Category 2, but the strong winds have also spread out, which will result in the storm surge over a larger area. While most golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area were open within two weeks of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, Florence could be different because it's forecast to deliver a 13-foot (4-meter) ocean surge and flooding rains.

"The first bands are upon us", Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday evening.

Here is a look at the latest wind speed probabilities over the next few days... By Sunday evening, winds should fall below 20 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Florence has prompted massive evacuations.

Significant beach erosion is also likely on the southeastern USA coast.

Cooper and his SC counterpart, Henry McMaster, told the more than 1 million people who have been told to leave that if they don't, they are on their own. In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump said the government "got A Pluses" for storm recovery in Texas and Florida and "did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico".

But not everyone has packed their bags. "Play in the water, enjoy the sunshine". We will start to see Florence slow down a bit as the day progresses.

We will continue to see conditions deteriorate tonight through Saturday. "We are going to ride it out, fingers crossed". "You feel like you should have already left". "But we're going to stay as long as we can".

Hurricane conditions will likely hit the Carolina coast on Thursday night or early Friday. Downed power lines have also been reported in the area. "It's a big one", he said at the White House.

"I was born here", he told me today. GOES-East is one many satellites in orbit tracking the hurricane as it approaches the Carolinas. "It's probably good for our marriage". "But I think it'll be OK".

"Since my husband retired and my health declined, we have his retirement as an income". Hopefully, the cell phone tower, which is not too far away, will still work.

How big is Hurricane Florence? .

Tropical Storm Isaac is moving through the eastern Caribbean islands at this time with gusty winds and heavy rain for some locations.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, tropical depression Olivia is bringing rain and flash flooding to Hawaii. Farther inland, rain totals could reach 25 centimeters (10 inches) in the Carolinas, and 15 centimeters (6 inches) in neighboring states.

The Miami-based center had said earlier Friday Florence's arrival would come with "catastrophic" fresh water flooding over portions of the Carolinas.

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