3 million could lose power when Hurricane Florence hits

by Fredrick Graves September 13, 2018, 2:13
3 million could lose power when Hurricane Florence hits

They said torrential rains in the mountains could easily cause flash floods, leading to extensive damage.

When asked in a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff P.J. Tanner said the school district must first evaluate how many teachers and staff evacuated ahead of the order. Its maximum sustained winds slackened slightly to 125 mph, qualifying it as a Category 3 storm, but its wind field has grown, with hurricane-force winds extending out 70 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds stretching as far as 175 miles from the storm's center.

Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for the state of Georgia: "in light of the storm's forecasted southward track after making landfall".

He warned residents to take precautions "because once this storm is upon us, we're not going to be able to send emergency personnel out to rescue you". "Don't bet your life on riding out a monster", he said. As it turns into southern SC.

"The atmosphere overall, before the potential landfall, certainly looks like we are going to have a very risky hurricane on our hands", Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore told the Wilmington (N.C.) StarNews. A lot of people hearing this are remembering Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

The third hurricane in the Atlantic Hurricane season, Hurricane Florence is swirling dangerously towards the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states at 17mph.

In this region, the current storm of anyone's lifetime is 1989's Hurricane Hugo - with winds of 140 miles per hour, it was the most powerful hurricane to hit land north of Florida since weather records began in 1851.

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.

A tropical storm watch was issued for north of the North Carolina-Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, Virginia, and for the Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort.

"If Florence comes ashore during high tide, it could be similar to [Hurricane] Sandy and push more water inland", he said.

Utilities deployed crews and gear in advance, with workers en route to the region from at least 15 states, according to trade group, the Edison Electric Institute.

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All three states ordered mass evacuations along the coast. A hospital in Hampton, Virginia, was transferring patients to safer places.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the storms peak winds have decreased.

"We are sparing no expense".

Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear skies high pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI - and the more the Great Lakes one wins, the more southerly Florence will be.

Trump faced severe criticism for his administration's response to Hurricane Maria previous year in Puerto Rico.

And if Florence weren't enough, other storms out there are threatening people.

Days before its arrival, Florence was already disrupting commercial operations.

The cash also was set to expire at the end of this month, officials said. Residents have been urged to be prepared. Many gasoline stations were running low on fuel.

Marshall: You mentioned some hefty winds here in the Charlotte area. "Everyone was sold out", she said.

"Where alse can we go?"

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