Hurricane Florence: Wind and rain hit US coast ahead of system making landfall
14 September, 2018, 09:25
Florence was downgraded to a Category 2 storm overnight on the five-level Saffir-Simpson wind scale but it is still packing hurricane-force winds of 100 miles (155 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. "Today the threat becomes a reality". Hurricane Florence's path is hitting many counties where fewer than 5% of people have flood insurance.
"We're on the wrong side of this storm". "We can not underestimate this storm".
One climate model is predicting that as much as 11 trillion gallons of rain will fall on North Carolina in the coming week - an amount that's enough to fill the Empire State Building 40 times over.
Hurricane Florence has just about reached the cost of the Carolinas, set to bring heavy rain and damaging winds to the area tomorrow and through the weekend.
By early evening, almost 70,000 residents were without electricity, according to North Carolina Emergency Management.
The head of Duke Energy Corp.'s North Carolina operations says it could take weeks to restore electricity if the company's prediction that 1 million to 3 million of its 4 million customers lose power.
Forecasters said that given the storm's size and sluggish track, it could cause epic damage akin to what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago, with floodwaters swamping homes and businesses and washing over industrial waste sites and hog-manure ponds.
Empty stores and packed houses alike sit boarded up and bolstered with sandbags, and the streets are empty with curfews in effect in many areas.
Once a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour (225 kph), the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 1 on Thursday night.
Even the thousands of emergency workers on scene - ranging from power workers to National Guardsmen to cops, many of them volunteers from across the country - could only sit and wait for Florence to do its worst before they could do their best. "They need to shelter in place".
The police chief of Wrightsville Beach, vulnerable on a North Carolina barrier island, agreed that those who refused to leave were now on their own.
"This storm will bring destruction", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said. "Especially for people that we've already told to evacuate".
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Mayor Joe Benson said the storm will batter the oceanside town through two high-tide periods. "We're a good community up there". Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning .
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One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches (115 centimeters) in parts of North Carolina. Due to the storm's enormous size and power, it's been a recent - if not frightening - muse for astronaut photography .
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