Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday, and the National Hurricane Center fears the storm "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event Friday-Sunday".
CNN reports dire word from FEMA associate administrator Jeff Byard, who warns that this storm is not to be reckoned with. The power is going to be off for weeks.
At 2 p.m., the storm was centered 435 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving at 16 mph.
Across the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, businesses are bracing for the economic damage Hurricane Florence is expected to inflict on the area.
Meteorologists are warning of potentially catastrophic flooding in the area, with isolated amounts of up to 40 inches of rain expected in parts of SC.
"Forecasts generally project the storm to make landfall between northern SC and North Carolina's Outer Banks as a strong Category 3 on Thursday, although shifts in the track are possible and storm impacts will expand great distances beyond where landfall occurs".
The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut down to allow traffic to flow inland, but the exodus was slow along roads jammed with outward-bound vehicles.
"If I need to evacuate I can go to my son's house", Sparks said as he carted a load of water bottles to his vehicle. Three college football games with Top 25 teams have been called off: East Carolina at No. 11 Virginia Tech, No. 15 West Virginia at NC State and No. 18 Central Florida at North Carolina.
"That's why we opened an hour later, because we had to clean up all our bedding", Charlebois said while standing in the dining room, which by Friday morning teemed with customers while rain poured outside.
"I do worry though about people here because many didn't prepare, you know, because originally they didn't think it was going to be so bad here", Sparks said. "It's a big one", he said.
North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said maintenance crews are prepping their vehicles and will be holding swift water rescue training Wednesday.
About 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians have been deployed, with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats.
"Hugo was a direct hit", he said. "We have everything. We're ready".
In fact, as with the aftermath of previous hurricanes, the region could eventually receive an economic boost once construction crews come out to rebuild and fix damage and as insurance payments and federal disaster aid flow in. "If you are on the coast, there is still time to get out safely".
Florence could strengthen some over open water and then weaken as it nears land, but the difference won't make it any less unsafe, forecaster Stacy Stewart wrote in a National Hurricane Center discussion.
"It doesn't look like it's going to weaken at this point", Flaherty said.
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Cooper cited a National Weather Service forecast that said almost the entire state could be covered in several feet of water. The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines.
It will likely take until Monday, however, before the threat of significant heavy rain is over, and it will still rain at times. Meanwhile, many were experiencing a complete blackout as the storm damaged infrastructure, utility poles and transmission lines.
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As much as 30 to 40 inches (76-102 cm) of rain could fall on coastal areas in North and SC , the National Hurricane Center said . North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons, enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches.
Those who live in the typhoon's projected path and can not flee have been reinforcing their homes and stocking up on food. Authorities in the Philippines have said they were better prepared for the storm than in previous years.
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At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 54.1 West. However, it's not too late to prepare for Hurricane Florence - or any other storm that may move through Coweta County.
Even though it has downgraded from hurricane strength after making landfall, the storm had killed at least five people till now. But Florence's forward movement had slowed to a crawl, and it piled on the rain in a siege that could go on all weekend long.
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