The eye of the monstrous Hurricane Florence is now moving slowly in a southwestern direction near the coast of North Carolina.
When all is said and done, Florence could pour 40 inches of rain along some parts of the North Carolina coast, according to CNN.
What's more, Florence's historic amount of rainfall may lead to flooding of pig manure lagoons, and the hurricane's winds and storm surge have the potential to damage nuclear reactors in the region, Live Science previously reported. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers). "We are stuck in the attic".
A tree fell on a homeowner's vehicle, parked in the driveway as Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina. It is expected that the hurricane moves on or near the coastline during the night of Thursday through Friday.
Hurricane Florence approaches the U.S. Southeast Coast, where it is expected to make landfall on the border between North and SC this morning (Sept. 14), according to NOAA.
The Pentagon has dispatched two ships and a Marine unit offshore to provide help if needed.
Rescue helicopters and trucks that can navigate floodwaters are also standing by.
About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million were ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia.
"The idea of having to leave with my two cats and go somewhere for a week or more.once you leave, you don't know how many days it will be before you can return", a Wilmington resident named Kate told VOA. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency on the federal level Tuesday for the Carolinas and Virginia.
But one innovative weather report has been praised for showing exactlyhow high water levels could get thanks to the storm.
The police chief of Wrightsville Beach suggested that those who chose to stay give him their next-of-kin contact information. FEMA, First Responders and Law Enforcement are supplied and ready.
Thank you for signing up for the Speed Feed Newsletter. It is expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said.
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She packed up what she could and took a ferry. "I built this house myself, so I'm not anxious at all, I know it's solid", he said. The hurricane is expected to make landfall on Friday , with heavy rain and hurricane-force winds potentially lasting for days.
One forecaster says the harm done by a 90 miles per hour wind would be comparable to that suffered from a 110 miles per hour wind. CoBank, an agricultural lender, estimates damage to North Carolina farming could hit $US1 billion ($1.3b) before the storm slows.
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The area is expected to get about as much rain in three days as Hurricanes Dennis and Floyd dropped in two weeks in 1999. The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines.
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For a swath of the North Carolina shore from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout, the storm surge could range from 9-13 feet, the NHC said. Communities could lose electricity for weeks, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long said.
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