Losing Speed, Tropical Storm Florence Will Continue Slowly Through The Carolinas
16 September, 2018, 13:41 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
As of 8 p.m., Florence was centered about 65 miles (100 kilometers) east-southeast of Columbia, the SC capital, crawling west at 2 mph (4 kph) - not even as fast as a person walking. It was crawling west-southwest at 3 miles per hour, lifting huge amounts of ocean moisture and dumping it far from the coast.
Tropical storm-force winds stretched up to 150 miles (240 kph) from the storm's center.
Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., on September 14, 2018.
Record flooding is expected on North Carolina's Cape Fear River in the coming week, and signs of the coming flood are already apparent. He made the declaration Friday.
In towns like New Bern that are already underwater, the river isn't expected to reach its highest level for a couple of days. "Dangerous storm surge could also affect portions of the northeast coast of SC coast today".
Flash flood are expected to his the south-east coast as the storm moves across land. Swansboro, a town near North Carolina's coast, received 30.58 inches of rainfall as of Saturday morning, setting a record for tropical storm-associated rainfall in the state, meteorologist David Roth said. Rivers will continue to rise days after the rain has stopped, he said. 'As rivers keep rising and rain keeps falling, the flooding will spread.
The city of New Bern, North Carolina, reported more than 1,200 911 calls in a 12-hour span, and roughly 4,300 residences and 300 commercial buildings damaged.
Kevin Knox and his family were rescued from their flooded brick home with the help of Army Sgt. Johan Mackie, part of a team using a phone app to locate people in distress.
Jacob Fernandez (left) and Josh Fernandez play around on the tree that fell near their home as Hurricane Florence passed through the area on Friday in Bolivia, N.C.
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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.
The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) downgraded it to a tropical storm, but warned it would dump as much as 76cm to 102cm of rain on the south-eastern coast of North Carolina and parts of north-eastern SC.
The page says service animals aren't barred from evacuation shelters, beaches shouldn't be used for sand bags, and evacuation orders aren't enforced by FEMA.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the US electricity sector has been well prepared for Hurricane Florence even as hundreds of thousands of homes lose power in the storm.
Warning of the storm's continued threat to life, Governor Roy Cooper said: "More people now face imminent threat than when the storm was offshore".
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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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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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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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