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Cooper issues first state evacuation order in memory in NC

Cooper issues first state evacuation order in memory in NC”

He added: "It's an extremely unsafe, life-threatening, historic hurricane. the forecast shows Florence stalling over North Carolina, bringing days and days of rain".

Florence's centre was expected to move over the Atlantic Ocean between the Bahamas and Bermuda on Tuesday and Wednesday before approaching North and SC on Thursday.

As of early Tuesday afternoon, most conferences and leagues were still monitoring the storm, which is expected to make landfall Thursday night, but schedule changes were beginning to roll in.

Anywhere from 2 to 6 feet of storm surge may occur in other areas - as far south as Charleston, South Carolina and as far north as the Virginia coast.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam also issued mandatory evacuations to begin Tuesday morning for the most low-lying, flood prone areas of the state - the Eastern Shore and a section of coast identified by officials as "Zone A".

The first hurricane watches were issued for the SC and North Carolina coasts on Tuesday at 5 a.m.

Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring catastrophic flooding to areas of the eastern U.S. already soaked by heavy rain. Florence is expected to dump up to 30 inches of rain over parts of North Carolina, Virginia and northern SC through Saturday.

Florence is expected to cause life-threatening storm surge along coastal areas as well as life-threatening flooding both in coastal areas and inland for potentially hundreds of miles. A Storm Surge watch means the possibility of "life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland" over the next 48 hours.

To avoid emergencies, state officials are warning to residents to be prepared by knowing their flooding risks, evacuation routes and local shelters. Quite simply, for those coastal areas, what's being predicted is the literal onset of meteorological and oceanographic hell, which is why its essential those in the area follow evacuation orders-especially on barrier islands, many of which were formed by past hurricanes-and GET OUT!

A warm ocean is the fuel that powers hurricanes, and Florence will be moving over waters where temperatures are peaking near 30C, hurricane specialist Eric Blake wrote.

"North Carolina faces three threats here". She said her house, built in 2009 in Buxton, North Carolina, is on a ridge and built to withstand a hurricane.

"It is an extremely unsafe, life-threatening, historic hurricane".

Hurricane Florence is picking up steam as it approaches the strength of a Category 5 storm.

The current forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls for more than 20 inches of rain where the storm makes landfall.

Among the things in Florence's path are at least five military bases (tens of thousands of troops and their families are evacuating), half a dozen nuclear power plants (power bosses have said they would be shut down about 12 hours before being hit), and numerous pits of industrial waste.



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