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Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence”

"Florence is a large hurricane", the 5 a.m. update on September 13 noted.

Tropical storm force winds are thought to be just hours away from making landfall in North Carolina. And that's just the prelude to untold days of misery.

The storm is expected to be just offshore by Friday and is now a Category 3 storm with 125mph top sustained winds. He says: "If Mama and Grandma are going, then a lot of people are leaving". "The biggest hazard that we're anxious about is storm surge", Long said.

NOAA's Hurricane Hunters are created to tell us more about storms like these.

Enough rain could fall to break North Carolina's record for a tropical storm - 24 inches - set near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Service's national prediction center. "Don't plan to leave once the winds and rains start".

Its unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out.

"All interests from SC into the Mid-Atlantic region should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow any advice given by local officials", the Hurricane Center said. As of now, Florence is due to make landfall very early Friday morning, somewhere in the Carolinas.

Mayor Joe Benson said the storm will batter the oceanside town through two high tide periods. "I encourage Georgians to be prepared for the inland effects of the storm as well as the ensuing storm surge in coastal areas". The commanding general says anyone remaining on base will have food, water and protection despite being in the projected path of the storm. "Flooding is nearly guaranteed".

Anxious about how the government will respond to Hurricane Florence's devastation? She packed up what she could and took a ferry. It ranged 59 to 83 feet Wednesday morning. "It's the most deadly part of the hurricane that comes in - it causes the most amount of destruction".

Officials in several states have declared states of emergency, including in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland, where coastal areas are still recovering from summer storms.

Airlines have begun to cancel flights at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in advance of Hurricane Florence.

"Get out of its way, don't play games with it, it's a big one, maybe as big as they've seen", Trump said. The shopping list for people who have chose to ride out the storm at home: plywood to board up their windows, sandbags, bilge pumps, generators, trash bags, potato chips, bottled water and wine.

Gradual weakening is forecast once Isaac moves through the eastern Caribbean and approaches the Gulf of Mexico.

"An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft that was in the hurricane until just after midnight" recorded a peak wind gust of around 150 miles per hour, according to the hurricane center. The four storms in the Atlantic come as another one in the Pacific is hitting Hawaii.



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