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Florence begins to batter Carolina coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Florence begins to batter Carolina coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets.

More than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate over the past few days, and the homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions. Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely unsafe storm for rain and storm surge.

The slow-moving storm is expected to bring hurricane winds to America's east coast within 24 hours.

While Florence is no longer considered a major hurricane, its reach has expanded, threatening residents from Georgia to Virginia. The trend is "exceptionally bad news", said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it "smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge".

Wilmington, North Carolina, just north of where the hurricane is expected to come ashore, was sunny around midday yesterday as the town appeared to be emptying. Favorable wind patterns. Higher sea levels that exacerbate storm surge.

(AAP) Millions of residents on the U.S. east coast are on high alert as Hurricane Florence approaches. "We're kind of at the mercy of the storm".

People fleeing coastal North and SC clogged highways Wednesday as Florence bore down on the coast for a direct hit in a low-lying region dense with beachfront vacation homes. Residents in coastal areas should follow evacuation orders from local officials because of the potential for life-threatening storm surge flooding.




"Finally I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence".

Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast of the Carolinas, carrying days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia.

Hours later, Mr Trump approved emergency declarations for both coastal states, a move allowing the release of federal funds and equipment to help protection and recovery efforts.

"Even the rescuers can not stay there", he said. The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks. "If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have minded staying here". Mandatory evacuations have been issued for much of the SC and North Carolina coastline.

Despite pleas from officials, some residents ignored calls to evacuate.

Florence is being trailed in the Atlantic by two other storms - Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac.

Forecasters said that given the storm's size and sluggish track, it could cause epic damage akin to what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago, with floodwaters swamping homes and businesses and washing over industrial waste sites and hog-manure ponds.


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