Saturday, 17 November, 2018

As Florence Surges Forward, Rethinking What Hurricane Preparation Looks Like

Warnings Intensify as FEMA Says Florence Carolina coast braces for 'Mike Tyson punch' from hurricane
Cary Marshall | 14 September, 2018, 14:42

With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid extremely heavy rain, sending vast amounts of manure from thousands of farms into rivers and contaminating groundwater.

TIMELINE | Florence now looks to menace parts of Georgia; When will we see its effects?

In a videotaped message from the White House, US President Donald Trump said the government is fully prepared for Florence but urged people to "get out of its way".

The International Space Station has posted more foreboding views of Hurricane Florence as it makes its way toward the Carolinas. The state operations center will adopt a Level 1 full-scale activation at 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

In a news release Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal says the state "is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence".

Wind speeds of risky Hurricane Florence decreased slightly Wednesday afternoon to 120 miles per hour according to the 5 p.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.

The storm, which is poised to affect millions this week in the southeastern USA, is "expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall" to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, and parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Florence, however, continues to threaten the east coast as a fierce storm that could trigger flooding as far south as Georgia.

"I rode out Hugo", Miller said of a 1989 hurricane that caused widespread damage. Massive evacuations were ordered from much of the SC coast earlier this week.

Will Epperson, a 36-year-old golf course assistant superintendent, said he and his wife had planned to ride out the storm at their home in Hampstead, North Carolina, but then reconsidered.

Hurricane-force winds now extend up to 80 miles from the eye of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds now extend up to 195 miles from the center of the storm.

Barish writes that overall, casual dining restaurants are more likely to take a hit from Florence than quick-serve restaurants, but restaurants in general could get a bit of a boost on a same-store-sales basis. Until we know how bad wind, power outages and flooding are, we won't know how much home and business fix will be needed.

If anyone left out there doubts Florence's sheer capacity to wreak havoc in the coming days, this NOAA satellite image (from former NASA scientist and Professor Marshall Shepherd) should do the convincing.

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