How Climate Change Could Be Impacting Hurricanes Like Florence
17 September, 2018, 13:00 | Author: Kristi Owen
A husband and wife died in a house fire linked to the storm, officials said, and an 81-year-old man died after falling and hitting his head while packing to evacuate. "You come with what you can carry, and you're welcome". Rescue workers were able only to save her father. At least four people were killed.
In one incident, a mother, 41, and her 7-month-old son were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington.
And on Saturday evening, Duke Energy said heavy rains caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station outside Wilmington, North Carolina.
The third death happened in Hampstead, Pender County when a woman had a medical emergency and EMS crews could not get to her due to the storm, according to Tom Collins, Director of Emergency Management.
"Even though the storm has been downgraded to a tropical storm, you can see we are getting hit here in Myrtle Beach", NBC News correspondent Tammy Leitner reported Friday.
The enormous storm crept at a 6 miles per hour pace, making it clear that the trouble was just beginning.
Some of the worst flooding was in New Bern, a town of 30,000 in North Carolina at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers, where hundreds of people needed to be rescued after becoming trapped in their homes by a storm surge of up to 10 feet (3 meters).
A woman named Bree tweeted: "If anybody could help. our cars is under water and so is our house stuck in attic".
Also of concern is the sprawling Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia and Marine Corps bases at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point in North Carolina and at Parris Island in SC.
The death toll attributed to Florence stands at 16, including 10 in North Carolina and five in SC, reported AP.
Cruise ships have diverted to Florida away from the storm's path, and some hotels are offering special discounts for evacuees.
Populated coastline: 11 million Americans live in areas under storm watches and warnings.
Power outages increased throughout Friday. Almost 2 million Americans live within a mile of the most at-risk sites. In the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores could get gusty winds and heavy rains from Tropical Storm Helene this weekend, while Isaac regained tropical storm strength after earlier weakening in the Caribbean Sea.
"I can not overstate it: Floodwaters are rising, and if you aren't watching for them, you are risking your life", Gov. Roy Cooper said.
Officials in nearby Harnett County urged residents of about 1,100 homes to clear out because the Lower Little River was rising toward record levels.
Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats that could be used to pluck people from the floodwaters. That also means that colossal weather systems like Hurricane Florence are easy to observe as the spacecraft cruises along. The crews tried to move the debris with a front loader, but a tree went through the windshield, causing further delays, the officials said.
"Our preparation is now having to turn to determination and we're going to work hard to recover and recover quickly", Cooper said. But its slow march over the two states, crawling west at only 3 miles per hour (6 km per hour), is expected to leave large parts of the region deluged in the coming days, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said late Saturday. Additional swiftwater rescue teams were on the way.
The city of about 29,000, which was founded in the early 1700s and was briefly the state capital, is near the North Carolina coast and is bordered on the east and south, respectively, by two rivers.
Isaac is forecast to gradually weaken over the next few days and could degenerate into a tropical wave at any time. Hurricane Olivia is heading towards Hawaii as Tropical Storm Paul is approaching the west coast of Mexico.
Although the storm is expected to weaken, it has followed a wavering path and could still pose a threat to Cayman early next week. National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) provided the latest update on Hurricane Florence at 8 a.m. on September 12.
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This time around, the iPhone XS will stay at the $999 mark while the iPhone XR will use cheaper materials and sell for about $750. Apple on Wednesday unveiled the trio of successors to the iPhone X at its Gather Round event at Steve Jobs Theatre, Cupertino.
According to ZDNet's review of the Note 9 which got released recently, this can't get more glorious than it actually is. You can go to Samsung's or its, and submit your name, email ID, and carrier model of choice to reserve the smartphone.
Not all games will support this feature, but it's a relief to see Nintendo add a feature that should have been ready at launch. Nintendo announced on Wednesday that Nintendo Switch Online will launch in just less than a week, on Saturday, Sept. 18.
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Around 10 million people in the Philippines are in the storm's path, and millions more in heavily populated coastal China. Storm warnings have been raised in 25 provinces across the main northern island of Luzon, restricting sea and air travel.
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Evacuations in North Carolina as hurricane Florence roars closer
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.