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The startling stats that show the power of Hurricane Florence

The startling stats that show the power of Hurricane Florence”

"Hurricane Florence is rapidly approaching the coastline and we wanted to preemptively offer disaster relief for those who stand to be impacted by the storm", Mack said in a statement to HuffPost.

The State of Emergency Response Team, which includes the Emergency Management, State Highway Patrol and North Carolina National Guard, are ready to deploy.

During a press conference on Saturday, the governor issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency for the state of sc.

The slow movement, combined with the massive amount of moisture this storm holds, will bring risky rains - from 20 to 30 inches in coastal North Carolina, with 40 inches possible in isolated areas, the weather service says.

On the forecast track, Isaac is anticipated to move near or over the central Lesser Antilles on Thursday and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea Thursday night. It's gaining strength and could even be upgraded to Category 5 before it makes landfall early Friday, according to forecasts.

It has so far reached a maximum wind speed of 90 miles per hour. Tropical storm force winds are rated at 39 to 73. Those two states, as well as Virginia, have declared a state of emergency while they prepare. He emphasized these numbers are conservative estimates; totals could be higher depending on the track of the storm and if it stalls.

DE emergency management officials are monitoring the path of Hurricane Florence as the powerful storm approaches the coast later this week.

If the latest forecast holds, Florence will strike farther north on the East Coast than any other Category 4 hurricane in history.

Tropical Storm watch: North of the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, Virginia and Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort. Regardless of where Florence comes near land, its impact, including wind, rain, and storm surge, will be felt well outside the immediate area near storm's center.

Previous Hurricane Chris hit across Bermuda, East Coast of the US, Atlantic, Canada and Iceland and killed one person - lasting from July 6 to July 12.

Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20in of rain, if not more, with as much as 10in elsewhere in the state and in Virginia, parts of Maryland and Washington DC. The Hurricane Center explains: "Adding to the destructive power of surge, battering waves may increase damage to buildings directly along the coast".



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