Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia

Astronauts had to use super wide-angle lens to photograph Hurricane Florence because it’s so huge White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence
Kristen Harrington | 14 September, 2018, 08:08

North Carolina Emergency Management will be running a 24-hour schedule and will add more swift water rescue teams and several more assets ahead of Florence's arrival at the coast. It is poised to slow to a crawl there and then drift to the southwest, unloading disastrous amounts of rain.

"This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", forecasters said Wednesday.

Florence, a category 4 hurricane, is now moving in a west-northwesterly direction at 17mph.

The video, taken with a high-definition camera outside the International Space Station, shows a "stark and sobering view" of the Category 4 storm as it moves in a west-northwesterly direction across the Atlantic.

Authorities in neighboring North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County. But getting out of harm's way has proved hard. Finding fuel for the journey was tough.

"I notified every public agency in Coweta County, mainly putting people on alert and telling them to gear up, get what they need, check staff levels and bolster them, if need be", he said.

While one man concluded: 'We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best'. Some store shelves were picked clean.

'Monster' storm Florence: What you need to know
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 .

As of 8:00 am (1200 GMT), it was packing sustained winds of 130 miles (210 kilometers) per hour, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

In the image, Hurricane Helene and Hurricane Isaac can be seen circling the Atlantic Ocean while Storm 95L is on a collision course for the Caribbean. Georgia is expected to see tropical storm-force winds and rain in some spots.

Florence is the most risky of three tropical systems in the Atlantic. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well. Forecasters also were tracking two other disturbances.

The bank confirmed in a statement to BNN Bloomberg it has closed 14 of 61 branches in SC and two of its 14 locations in North Carolina as of noon Tuesday. The Navy, Air Force and Army were moving ships and aircraft out of harm's way.

"Hugo was a direct hit", he said.

"I've been through hurricanes before but never with kids", she said.

Federal officials begged residents to put together emergency kits and have a plan on where to go.

Stewart powers Storm to WNBA title
Howard was a deep reserve for Minnesota during the Lynx's title run a year ago , averaging 1.1 points and 0.9 points. We know they're going home and they'll feel good about being at home in front of their fans".

Due to the storm's enormous size and power, it's been a recent - if not frightening - muse for astronaut photography. It's going to destroy infrastructure.

The latest data suggests at least 20 to 30 inches will fall on southeastern North Carolina including the Wilmington, Jacksonville and Crystal Coast from Thursday through the weekend with isolated totals of up to 40 inches possible.

One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches (115 centimeters) in parts of North Carolina.

Rain measured in feet is "looking likely", he said.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned residents that time was running out to seek safety from what he called a "once in a lifetime" storm. Typically, local governments in the state make the call on evacuations.

That funding can not be spent on disaster response, they said. It's a big one'.

Hurricane Florence closes in on United States east coast
At 5 a.m., the storm was centered 575 miles (925 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph (28 kph). Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency for all Georgia counties ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall.

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