Hurricane Florence could impact games in Carolinas, Virginia
14 September, 2018, 14:11 | Author: Kristi Owen
Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm and is "rapidly strengthening" as it heads toward the Carolinas coast, bringing "exceptionally heavy rain", the National Hurricane Center said Monday.
"This is a very unsafe hurricane", McMaster said, adding that the evacuation order for coastal counties was "mandatory, not voluntary". Emergency declarations were issued by the governors in both states, as well as in Virginia and Maryland.
An estimated 250,000 more people from the northern Outer Banks were due to be sent to higher ground starting at Tuesday midday.
That has resulted in models indicating Florence will take more of a westerly route, away from Central Virginia.
The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons.
The National Hurricane Center warned that Florence was forecast to linger over the Carolinas once it reaches shore.
NHC Director Ken Graham warned of "staggering" amounts of rainfall that may extend hundreds of miles inland and cause flash flooding across the mid-Atlantic region.
"We're just a strip of land - we're a barrier island", she said.
Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Isaac, Hurricane Helene track in Atlantic Ocean. The state's governor, Roy Cooper, says there are three threats - ocean surges along the coast, strong winds and island flooding.
Florence could hit the Carolinas harder than any hurricane since Hazel packed 130 miles per hour (209 kph) winds in 1954. Meanwhile, UNC, North Carolina State and Wake Forest all issued statements saying they were monitoring the storm, with N.C. State and UNC noting they were also consulting with regional authorities.
If the hurricane makes landfall, this so-called brick wall will likely play the villain again; the brick wall is expected to weaken, meaning it won't help steer Florence out to sea.
Preparations for Florence were intensifying up and down the densely populated east coast.
Florence continued its path toward the East Coast overnight Monday, maintaining its monstrous Category 4 storm status and 140-mph winds.
"We do not want to risk one SC life in this hurricane", the governor told reporters.
Meanwhile, forecasters urged residents to complete such storm preparations by the end of Wednesday, saying some impacts from Florence were nearly a certainty by Thursday. And with Hurricane Florence bearing down on North Carolina's coastline, the ferry may be getting a lot of use.
In its latest update, Helene is a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds, and it is located 375 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving 16 mph to the west-northwest.
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Florence has been moving more toward the west and slightly northwest, potentially making direct landfall coming in from the east. The storm was moving west at 13 miles per hour (20 kmh). "Spaghetti" models for Hurricane Florence as of Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018.
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