White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence

13 September, 2018, 13:43 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Amazon again puts disaster relief efforts in motion as Hurricane Florence set to punish Carolina coast

On another barrier island just below the Bogue Banks, Steve Harrigan reported live from North Topsail Beach, where visitors and residents were largely heeding warnings from Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) to evacuate. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore.

Residents in coastal areas should follow evacuation orders from local officials because of the potential for life-threatening storm surge flooding.

In an urgent plea, he said: "If you are on the coast, there is still time to get to safety, because no possession is worth your life".

Officials say Hurricane Florence is likely to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina near the SC border.

Vice President Pence will go to Atlanta on Thursday to review preparations for Hurricane Florence, the Category 4 storm that is expected to make landfall later this week.

Hoffman, along with Billy Sample and Sample's wife, say they've got homes to keep an eye on and pets to worry about. "We want to be able to protect our investments, our homes". "With time, the wind pushes the water into every nook and cranny you can think of", Graham said.

A hurricane warning - meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours - is in effect for a long stretch of the coast, from the Santee River in SC to Duck, N.C., which is part of the Outer Banks.

Hurricane Florence weakened to a Category 2 on Wednesday, but it's still expected to bring "life-threatening" surges and rainfall to the Southeast, meteorologists warned.

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"This is not going to be a glancing blow", warned Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He said the government is prepared for the storm.

The coastal surge from Florence could leave the eastern tip of North Carolina under more than 9 feet (2.75 meters) of water in spots, projections showed.

The hurricane is forecast to slow to a crawl just off the North Carolina coast on Friday, possibly moving at only two to three miles per hour. More to come on this part of the forecast.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, concerned the storm would bring devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well.

A state of emergency has also been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington.

Myrtle Beach's Ocean Boulevard was practically empty at midday on Wednesday, September 12, as the SC town prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

"All my staff are gone", Thompson said.

"But I'm staying", she said.

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