Flights cancelled in the US Southeast as Hurricane Florence approaches
16 September, 2018, 13:38 | Author: Carlos George
Hurricane Florence has dropped to a Category 2 status, but it remains "very risky storm" that will hit nearly all of North Carolina, and everybody "needs to pay attention and seek cover", Sen. Because the showers will last for several days, wet soil will likely lead to plenty of downed trees and power outages in and around Charlotte.
It has become likely that the storm will reverse course early next week and turn back north toward West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, albeit significantly weakened.
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.
"Once those high winds get here.it will be very hard, if not impossible, for anybody to come rescue you if you are in harm's way in one of those zones", McMaster said at a news conference Wednesday.
Coastal North Carolina felt the first bite of Hurricane Florence on Thursday as winds began to rise, a prelude to the slow-moving tempest that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the US southeast.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warn that Florence remains deadly because of its size and slow forward speed, even if its top sustained winds have dropped it to Category 2 status as a hurricane.
The storm is expected to slowly move into North and SC on Thursday, and conditions are expected to get worse.
Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 with winds less than 100mph, but that is still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage.
At a news conference just across the bridge in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach Police Chief Dan House said a handful of residents on the island have refused evacuation orders. Millions were expected to lose power, perhaps for weeks.
"The time to leave is running out, there will come a time when it will be too late and the rescue teams will not be able to come because they will also have to take refuge", warned South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.
SC officials say more than 400,000 people have evacuated the state's coast and more than 4,000 people have taken refuge in shelters as Hurricane Florence approaches. Tropical storm force winds extend up to 200 miles (320 kilometers) from the center.
"As soon as a storm is about to hit, all traffic stops in and out of the area until the storm calms down and the roads are clear", she says. That said, the storm still brought powerful storm surges and risky flooding.
"This Hurricane is bringing some rain and water that we have not seen before in Hurricane", McMaster said, "Winds may match that of Hugo, but Florence may bring more rain". Gale force winds of up to 40 miles per hour are still possible, Horne says.
Hurricane Florence strengthened a bit, but then tapped on the brakes as it approached the North Carolina coast Thursday evening. "This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", the National Hurricane Center said.
Hurricane Florence's path could affect the homes of more than 5 million people, and more than 1 million of them have been ordered to evacuate.
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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.
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Emergency officials warned residents that the peril had probably not passed, as the storm continued to dump torrential rain. Its top sustained winds have dropped to 70km/h and it's at a near standstill, moving west at just 6 km/h.
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Hurricane Florence , the Category 2 storm heading straight for my parents' SC house, has the country on high alert. Three feet of storm surge moving onto the coastline will result in higher tides and higher water moving onshore.
We continue to let everyone know to not take this lightly. "It's been really nice", Nicole Roland said. As of now, Florence is due to make landfall very early Friday morning, somewhere in the Carolinas.
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National Guard marched in and out of a room nearest the main entrance, their camouflage uniforms standing out in the drab room. By Friday evening, Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm, its winds weakening to 70 miles per hour as it pushed inland.
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Nationwide, more than 1,245 flights have been cancelled through Friday , according to flight tracking site FlightAware.com. Overall, Florence is approximately400 miles in diameter, according to The Associated Press in a report on September 13.
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Cheryl Browning lives with her husband and son, who has terminal cancer, in Richlands, North Carolina. Other residents have told CNN they're not evacuating because emergency shelters won't accept pets.