President Trump on Hurricane Florence: 'Get out of its way'
President Trump on Hurricane Florence: 'Get out of its way'
Hurricane Florence May Stall Off Wilmington, North Carolina
15 September, 2018, 22:27
"But despite that, bad things can happen when you are talking about a storm this size", he added.
Florence is forecast to dump up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas.
The storm made landfall Friday in North Carolina, bringing punishing winds, heavy rain and record flooding that drove some residents to seek shelter in attics or upper floors of homes.
"This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast", the National Weather Service spokesperson in Wilmington, North Carolina said Tuesday night, according to ABC News.
"This is not going to be a glancing blow", warned Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Hurricane Florence's potentially devastating winds are generating enormous waves as high as 83 feet as it continues to make its way toward the East Coast and insurers predict it will become the costliest such storm to ever hit the continental U.S.
USA insurers are bracing for what could be $20 billion in losses as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Carolinas and Virginia, bringing punishing rains and potentially deadly flooding.
"Every county and every person in North Carolina needs to stay alert and take this storm seriously", Cooper said.
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.
"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 auto. Michael Walden, an economist at North Carolina State University, calculates that Florence will deduct about $200 million of output a day from North Carolina's $550 billion-a-year economy until business returns to something close to normal.
"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.
In a videotaped message from the White House, President Donald Trump said the government is fully prepared for Florence but urged people to "get out of its way".
"That means the more trees that could fall, the more power outages", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said. Thousands of Marines and their families evacuated from Camp Lejeune, leaving the rest to dig in ahead of what could be a direct hit. "We have everything. We're ready".
"Don't play games with it".
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. The only exception was Edisto Beach - that and other areas to the north remain under evacuation orders.
It's all eyes on Hurricane Florence over the next several days.
The predicted amount of rainfall that Florence will bring to the southeast.
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USA media later said a man in Lenoir County died after heavy winds knocked him down as he tried to check on his dogs. Eudy and his family stayed home in New Bern partly to protect their house. "This is a 500- or 1,000-year event".
Another person died from a cardiac arrest when emergency services could not reach her, due to downed trees blocking their path. In Wilmington, near where the eye of the storm touched down, trees and power lines were felled and many windows broken.
Meanwhile, many were experiencing a complete blackout as the storm damaged infrastructure, utility poles and transmission lines. At 7 a.m., the center of the eye was located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, moving west at 6 mph.
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NASA released a video of the hurricane on Monday as captured by cameras mounted outside the International Space Station. Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.
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