Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

UA hurricane experts weigh in as Hurricane Florence draws near

UA hurricane experts weigh in as Hurricane Florence draws near

"Even the rescuers can not stay there", he said.

Merkley provided no evidence for his suggestion that the money came from hurricane response funds. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said. Landfall was expected sometime late Thursday and FEMA officials said Wednesday was the last day for people to get out safely.

Florence's expanse has even captured the attention of the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station, who have been tweeting pictures of the storm back to Earth.

More than 1 million people are under mandatory evacuations in the Carolinas and Virginia, and about 30 million across the Southeast will be affected if the forecast holds, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.

Florence is forecast to remain a category 4 hurricane Wednesday and Thursday as it moves closer to the southeast coast of North Carolina.

For a swath of the North Carolina shore from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout, the storm surge could range from 9-13 feet, the NHC said. McNoldy says "the rainfall has been and continues to be a very substantial threat over the entire area".

Susan Faulkenberry Panousis has stayed in her Bald Head Island, North Carolina home during prior hurricanes, but not this time. At the least, I expect those in the red zone to experience some impacts from wind and rain.

Officials in several states have declared states of emergency, including Virginia and Maryland, where coastal areas are still recovering from summer storms. "You're going to be displaced from your home in coastal areas".

"A storm like this typically causes an increase in fuel purchases in the market and a slowdown in retail demand".

Rainfall totals from Hurricane Florence will top 20 inches in some areas, the National Weather Service says.

The slow-moving storm, with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour, is expected.

"Sea levels have risen in most places by about 1 foot over the past century".

However, it's not too late to prepare for Hurricane Florence - or any other storm that may move through Coweta County.

NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 300 miles across three states. Strengthening is forecast through Wednesday.

Hurricane Florence has been branded a once in a lifetime storm as the powerful weather system is on a path to crash into the US East Coast.

President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in North and SC, thus facilitating federal aid to those states.

The storm has prompted the evacuation of millions of people and will bring life-threatening storm surges across North Carolina and SC, officials at the National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday morning. Regardless of the exact path, impacts will extend well beyond the center and into southeast SC.

Highways clogged with people fleeing North and SC early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern USA as the biggest storm there in decades.

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