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These 5 Reasons Make Hurricane Florence Extremely Dangerous

These 5 Reasons Make Hurricane Florence Extremely Dangerous

Hurricane Florence is set to bring horrendous weather conditions to the south-east coast of the USA, with more than two feet of rainfall expected in areas of North and SC. He compares Hurricane Florence with Hurricane Isabel, which hit the Virginia and North Carolina area at a similar strength in 2003, leaving about a million people without power and Hatteras Island battered.

An estimated 10 million people live in the storm's path, according to the U.S. Weather Prediction Center, and coastal businesses and homes were boarded up in anticipation. Then, it will likely hover along the coast Saturday, pushing up to 13 feet (nearly 4 meters) of storm surge and dumping 20 to 30 inches (50 to 75 centimeters) of rain on both states, before slogging over the Appalachian Mountains.

"This means more people, structures and land will be subject to the unsafe winds", Miller said.

The main concerns for us from Florence will be moderately heavy rainfall, which will cause flooded roadways, strong gusty winds, coastal flooding, moderate potential for downed trees and widespread power outages, and risky travel conditions. This will likely lead to power outages across the area. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said.

"We expect those numbers to rise significantly over the next 24 hours, as the storm approaches and airlines finalize their operations plans", said Sara Orsi, a spokesperson for FlightAware. "We go through a lot of these hurricane scares throughout the years", Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said.

"North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have issued mandatory evacuation orders for some coastal areas", said the FCO.




Ahead, here's everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence.

We continue to keep an eye on Hurricane Florence as the storm inches closer to the southeast coast.

Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. That would actually be Florence's storm surge, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

Duke has said it could take several weeks to fully restore power in areas that are inaccessible due to flooding. Other residents have told CNN they're not evacuating because emergency shelters won't accept pets.

Forecasters anxious the storm's damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast. Isolated tornadoes could also occur along North Carolina's coast on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. (Here's hoping.) All week, though, those along the eastern coastline have been preparing for the worst. "Also, a little creepy".


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