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Hurricane Florence's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Incredible video shows plane flying into eye of Hurricane Florence Hurricane Florence Closing in on the Carolinas; Earlier Landfall Expected in the Carolinas
Cary Marshall | 14 September, 2018, 12:06

The storm was heading for the coast of North and SC but heavy rain was also expected in Virginia to the north and Georgia to the south. 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. Flooding could prove devastating.

More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm approached, and more than 12,000 were in shelters.

"On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm probably a 7" in terms of worry, she said.

The Union Point Park Complex is seen flooded as the Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern, North Carolina, U.S., September 13, 2018.

It could have been worse.

TORNADOES: A few tornadoes are possible in eastern North Carolina through Friday.

'North Carolina, my message is clear: Disaster is at the doorstep, and it's coming in'.

"The ironic thing is, when there's a rebuilding effort, that can energize local economies", Walden said.

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In South Carolina, traffic along parts of Interstate 26 and United States 501 has been directed away from the coast. Hiring is likely to be especially strong in construction and at retailers that sell building materials and supplies.

Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets. Combined, North and SC boast an economy bigger than Saudi Arabia's.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference that the "historic" hurricane would unleash rains and floods that would inundate nearly the entire state in several feet of water.

Hurricane Florence is weakening slightly as it continues toward the Carolina coastal areas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday, adding that life-threatening storm surge and rainfall were still expected.

Two big fuel pipelines stand in the hurricane's path, but analysts say they think the storm is unlikely to disrupt the flow of gasoline or other products.

That's almost double the wave heights documented on Tuesday, when the NHC said satellites had observed "an expansive area of wave heights 12 feet or greater" circulating around Hurricane Florence and peak waves of 45 feet near its center. By Tuesday the storm is expected to move into West Virginia as it dissipates. But the damage to energy facilities is likely to be far milder than the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, which a year ago battered Houston, the heart of the USA energy industry. Flooding closed refineries along the Texas and Louisiana coasts and caused gasoline prices to spike.

Hurricane Florence is on track to blast the southeastern US coast with ferocious winds and rain, but it may also swamp hog manure pits and coal ash dumps, spreading their toxins; as well as inundate nuclear reactors in the region, according to news reports. A slow motion over eastern SC is forecast Friday night and Saturday. Coastal areas in both Carolinas have taken steps to evacuate residents and tourists, including a mandatory evacuation in SC.

"Against my better judgment, due to emotionalism, I evacuated", said Fisher, 74.

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