Friday, 21 September, 2018

Hurricane Florence Pummels NC Coast With Heavy Surf, Storm Surge

Hurricane Florence approaching the U.S Hurricane Florence approaching the U.S
Kristen Harrington | 14 September, 2018, 16:08

The city's official Twitter account urged residents to move to the upper floors of their homes.

As Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolina coast, a Wilmington, North Carolina, resident joined "Fox & Friends First" to explain why he has deliberately ignored mandatory evacuation orders. Most of the damage during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 in North Carolina came from inland flooding - 31 people died and almost 100,000 homes were destroyed.

Although the storm was downgraded to Category 1 before landfall, it still brought a risky risk of strong winds and hazardous flooding.

Hurricane categories only consider the wind speed, Silverman said, and "a hurricane is so much more than just the wind". She adds: "You have wind, high water, rushing water, downed trees and downed power lines - not to mention it's dark out".

SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while North Carolina announced an evacuation of the Outer Banks, a popular tourist destination.

Ken Graham, director of the hurricane center, said on Facebook the storm surges could push in as far as 3 kilometers (2 miles).

The wind howled and sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before dawn in Wilmington, where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the power failed.

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The ISS is now orbiting at an altitude of about 400 km above the surface of the Earth meaning it has an incredible view of Hurricane Florence as it rages.

He said there are about 7,000 USA military forces now in place and ready to respond to the storm - along with ships, helicopters and high-wheeled vehicles. The Category 1 storm has maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and is moving slowly, at 6 miles per hour.

The Category 1 hurricane's center is expected to crash onshore sometime Friday and unload flash flooding, pounding wind and towering storm surges at least through Saturday.

Authorities main concern with Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, rather than high winds.

Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but its unclear how many did.

What also makes Florence extremely risky are the deadly storm surges, mammoth coastal flooding and historic rainfall expected far inland. "I've lived here all my life".

In Sea Breeze, Roslyn Fleming, 56, made a video of the inlet where her granddaughter was baptised because "I just don't think a lot of this is going to be here" after the storm, she told Reuters news agency.

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The impact of the storm is already being felt by those caught in its path.

The National Weather Service shared images of Union Point on the shore at New Bern before and after the storm surge hit.

Eerie footage from local broadcasters WCTI captured the moment meteorologist Donnie Cox announced he had to evacuate the building because of the rising water.

"We have 2 out-of-state FEMA teams here for swift water rescue", the city tweeted.

"You put your life at risk by staying", Cooper said.

In April, The State newspaper in Columbia reported that an Army investigation had faulted Fort Jackson officials' handling of a 2015 storm that caused an 80-year-old earthen dam to crumble and release 100 million gallons of water.

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