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OneShot: Florence, A Silent View From Space

OneShot: Florence, A Silent View From Space

"If you are on the coast, there is still time to get out safely". He said they have been preparing with their natural gas unit.

The storm is expected to bring catastrophic flooding and rain - something that might not be music to the ears of North Carolina lawmakers who banned laws based on the science of sea levels.

The storm was about 435 miles southeast of Wilmington, N.C., and moving northwest at about 16 mph.

However, Hurricane Florence is still a huge threat to 10 million people in and around the Carolina coast as people continue to evacuate the area.

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.

The storm made landfall on Friday near Wilmington, a city of about 120,000 squeezed between North Carolina's Atlantic coastline and the Cape Fear River.

"When we talk about these hurricanes, you have your rain, wind and storm surge", he said.

The shift south and west will encompass more of SC and western North Carolina. The only exception was Edisto Beach - that and other areas to the north remain under evacuation orders.

The schools made the announcement Wednesday, citing the forecast for deteriorating weather conditions and Virginia's state of emergency declaration. In North Carolina, Cooper says, "2,800 soldiers will be on active duty, joined by even more on standby".

Some 7,000 guard members are ready to mobilize in North Carolina, while 1,100 will be activated in SC.

"The power will be off for weeks", Long said.




"We have not been asked to take evacuees yet and will evaluate our capability at the time of the request", Ralston said.

"If you are refusing to leave during this mandatory evacuation, you need to do things like notify your legal next of kin because the loss of life is very, very possible", Mayor Mitch Colvin said at a news conference.

And if that isn't enough, Subtropical Storm Joyce formed in the North Atlantic Tuesday afternoon, but it's not expected to hit the U.S. The system is expected to drift to the southwest in the coming days.

Satellite images show Florence has maintained a distinct eye and is well-organized.

The National Hurricane Center said despite the decrease in winds, the size of the wind field has increased.

One of them, Kermit, recently flew through Hurricane Florence - and it captured some rather incredible footage in the process.

"The Charleston area now is expected to see at least 1-2 inches of rain over the next several days".

Florence will bring large rainfall totals through Saturday in North Carolina, north SC and Virginia, causing catastrophic flash flooding.

Because Hurricane Florence is so unbelievably massive, astronauts had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the monstrous storm from space.

"In light of the storm's forecasted southward track after making landfall, I encourage Georgians to be prepared for the inland effects of the storm as well as the ensuing storm surge in coastal areas", he said.

"This is a horrific nightmare storm from a meteorological perspective", University of Georgia meteorology professor Marshall Shepherd said.


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