Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Hurricane Florence may hit North Carolina

A car drives through a road as it slowly begins to flood as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches on Tuesday Sept. 4 2018 in Dauphin Island Ala Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This
Kristen Harrington | 16 September, 2018, 14:31

The National Hurricane Center warned the threat of tornadoes was increasing as Florence neared shore and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said the heavy rains could trigger landslides in the western part of his state.

"This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", according to NHC.

Overall, risky storm surge is possible all the way from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

In Virginia, where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence's path largely missing the state.

About 800 flights in the region have been canceled ahead of the storm, CNN reported.

Fountain said most storms are an inconvenience, "but Hurricane Florence will be a life-changing event for many people here in the Carolinas".

Florence, now a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209 km/h), was previously expected to travel north, up the North Carolina coast, after making landfall, according to the statement.

'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas
Officials in SC said a 61-year-old woman died when her auto struck a tree that had fallen across a highway near the town of Union. Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia, could also be in for heavy rains as Florence plods inland.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency "in light of the storm's forecasted southward track after making landfall".

States up and down the East Coast have a great potential for severe weather.

President Donald Trump both touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way.

Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect for Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe.

Body surfer Andrew Vanotteren, of Savannah, Ga., crashes into waves from Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept., 12, 2018, on the south beach of Tybee Island, Ga. Favorable wind patterns. Higher sea levels that exacerbate storm surge.

Storm surge, the massive mound of water that builds up and comes ashore during a hurricane, is often the deadliest and most destructive threat from the storms.

Forecasters said wind speeds have dropped from a high of 140 miles per hour (225 kph) to 110 miles per hour (175 kph), reducing it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2, and additional fluctuations and weakening were likely as it swirled toward land.

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The East Coast isn't the only area facing the brunt of a storm. At that time, Isaac will be a strong tropical storm with top winds of 60 miles per hour.

As of the 11:00 am Advisory, bands of rain from Isaac will continue to affect the Lesser Antilles. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands face possible isolated amounts of 3 inches.

No. 3 US railroad operator CSX Corp provides service to the Port of Wilmington and will close the gates at its intermodal terminals in Savannah, Charlotte and Jacksonville on Wednesday evening, stopping inbound and outbound truck container traffic.

For its part, the tropical storm Helene, located southwest of the Portuguese Azores, has tilted its course to the north and must be maintained with a similar course and speed of translation over the waters of the eastern Atlantic.

Another disturbance is swirling around in the Gulf of Mexico.

Isaac is now a Tropical Depression, as a Hurricane hunter heads to investigate the system.

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