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‘Unprecedented’: Why meteorologists are calling Hurricane Florence ‘weird’

16 September 2018, 07:17 | Darnell Patrick

Why a weaker, Category 2 hurricane is still dangerous

Here's how large Hurricane Florence is compared to Kentucky

Roy Cooper urged residents in evacuation areas of his state to get out while they still can. Hurricane-force winds are expected to spread to parts of the coast Friday.

Outside this zone of destructive winds, damaging winds are still likely, even some distance inland from the coast, which would lead to minor structural damage, downed trees and widespread power outages.

Elder relatives carry as much weight as meteorologists in a tight-knit community of slave descendants on the SC coast.

The storm's intensity held at about 90 miles per hour (144 kph), and it appeared that the north side of the eye was the most risky place to be as Florence moved ashore.

A full list of shelter locations are listed here.

Only seven major hurricanes have hit on the coast between Savannah, Georgia and Cape Hatteras, North Carolina since 1879, CNN reported, and the last was Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

Near the beach in Wilmington, a Waffle House restaurant, part of a chain with a reputation for staying open during disasters, had no plans to close, even if power is lost. Customers have included police from nearby Myrtle Beach, an employee told Bradley.

The hurricane is now 110 miles ESE of Wilmington, North Carolina and is moving toward the northwest at 10 mph. Hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles (150 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers).

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for the Peninsula, including Williamsburg, James City County and York County, as Hurricane Florence nears landfall in the Carolinas.

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Scientists hypothesize that a warmer world will bring slower storms, so what we saw last year with Harvey - and now this year with Florence - could be a sign of those changes.

"Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the hurricane warning area (Thursday) evening or early Friday", the NHC warned.

His state has already endured record rainfall, with much more forecast to come. When Hurricane Floyd made landfall near Cape Fear in 1999 as a Category 2 storm, bloated carcasses of hundreds of thousands of hogs, chickens and other drowned livestock bobbed in a nose-stinging soup of fecal matter, pesticides, fertilizer and gasoline so toxic that fish flopped helplessly to escape it. Then it is likely to hover along the coast on Saturday, pushing up to 13ft of storm surge.

As Florence drew near, President Donald Trump tweeted that FEMA and first responders are "supplied and ready", and he disputed the official conclusion that almost 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico, claiming the figure was a Democratic plot to make him look bad.

That has left a sort of ghost town. "I hope we don't but that might be the only thing that would affect us", James said. "Life-threatening storm surge flooding, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are still expected".

"This time it's important".

Residents along the south-eastern coast of the U.S. have been boarding up their properties, stockpiling supplies and some have left their homes as the Category 2 storm heads toward land.

At the nearby Arthur Christian Church, Booker reports, about 20 people were praying together as the storm barreled toward the Carolinas. "We just want prayers from everyone". This is a powerful storm that can kill. Among the tips: Prepare a safety kit and avoid driving through floodwater.



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