Hurricane Florence: Your guide to the story

15 September, 2018, 05:27 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
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Even by major hurricane standards, Florence is a beast like no other.

"I was born here", he told me today. "I believe an inlet may form between Hatteras and Frisco this weekend".

Hurricane Florence's sustained wind speeds have lessened slightly to 105 miles per hour, but the storm is already bringing surges and tropical storm winds to the North Carolina shore, the National Hurricane Center said in an 11 a.m. briefing. Overall, Florence is approximately400 miles in diameter, according to The Associated Press in a report on September 13.

Florence should continue losing strength as it menders along the coast, weakening further as the storm travels across inland SC on Saturday, the weather service said.

"The subtropical ridge to the northeast and east of Florence is now well-established between Bermuda and the USA mid-Atlantic region and extends westward into Virginia and the central Appalachians".

On the forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later today, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC in the hurricane warning area tonight and Friday.

"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said.

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The coastal area of SC features hundreds of inlets while North Carolina has barrier islands miles away from the mainland. More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.

The monster storm - which briefly flirted with category five status on its march across the Atlantic - was located roughly 170 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina as of 8:00 a.m. EDT Thursday. The hurricane is now 145 miles ESE of Wilmington, North Carolina and is moving toward the northwest at 10 mph. The end result will mean heavy rain and gusty winds for our region. Then, it will likely hover along the coast Saturday, pushing up to 13 feet (nearly 4 meters) of storm surge and dumping 20 to 30 inches (50 to 75 centimeters) of rain on both states, before slogging over the Appalachian Mountains.

It's unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. As many as 10 million people live in areas that might be directly impacted by the storm.

Nationwide, more than 1,245 flights have been cancelled through Friday, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com.

Incredible amounts of water will fall from the sky over the next several days in the Carolinas.

Florence is lashing the state with "heavy rainbands with tropical-storm-force winds spreading across the Outer Banks and Coastal Southeastern North Carolina", the briefing said.

Despite all the warnings from numerous authorities, some residents say are planning to ride out the storm.

Life-threatening storm surge and rainfall are expected. He said, "Sand dunes gone storm surge 4' into house knocking down walls first floor".

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