Hurricane Florence: Expert issues DEATH warning to residents refusing to leave

Dominion crews leaving for the North Carolina coast to help with power outages from Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence has only just begun to wreak havoc along the Carolina coastlines, but already people are capturing absolutely shocking footage of the storm surges from the category 2 hurricane. "Especially for people that we've already told to evacuate".

A damaged house is seen after Hurricane Florence struck in Winnabow, North Carolina, U.S., September 15, 2018. Heavy rainfall began after dark.

"I was feeling fine until I woke up this morning and this is a ghost town", said Kristin Beard, a 40-year-old Myrtle Beach marketer.

"We have completed all of our water rescues & want to sincerely thank all of the volunteers who helped us save lives".

Wilmington is the state's fifth-largest city, with about 121,00 residents. "It can go back up", she said. "Everybody laughs at the fact that this storm got downgraded. but I've never seen tree devastation this bad".

Yes, because it's bringing a voluminous amount of rain, and by lingering it creates worse flooding.

Hurricane-force winds extend up to 80 miles from the centre, and tropical storm effects reach 195 miles, The Independent less than 100 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina, the "meandering" Florence has been described as a "horrific nightmare storm" because meteorologists can not pinpoint where it will strike.

He wrote: "Live along areas of the North/South Carolina coast, ordered to evacuate and not going to do it?"

Forecasters said wind speeds had dropped from a high of 225 kilometers per hour to 175 kph, reducing it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2 one, and additional fluctuations and weakening were likely as it swirled toward land. He stayed in the bar to ride out the storm.

Associated Press story by Johanthan Drew.

At least 88 people died as a result of the storm, many of whom drowned in the floodwaters, the Department of State Health Services announced past year. Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.

In a new demonstration of the network's CGI capabilities, hosts have presented from the centre of a digital storm surge to demonstrate the hurricane's damaging potential.

Hurricane Florence will be one of the biggest storms to make landfall along the USA eastern seaboard in decades.

The hurricane was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago.

Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had just been briefed on the storm and "FEMA, First Responders and Law Enforcement are supplied and ready". The damage is much more widespread-and while Florence's main targets appear to be the Carolinas, the storm could bring flooding to parts of Georgia and Virginia as well.

About midday on Thursday (local time), Spanish moss blew sideways in the trees as the winds increased in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City. Some of the few people still left in Nags Head on the Outer Banks took photos of angry waves topped with white froth.

"What we always try to do is make sure that everybody is informed, aware of everything that's going on, so they can make the right decisions", Kaplan said. "Because it's Mother Nature". That's enough water to fill the Empire State Building almost 40,000 times. The two hardware chains said they had sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks.

"It doesn't matter how much money you have or how many generators you have if you can't get gas", she said.

And yet another tropical storm formed in the Atlantic Thursday night.

Duke Energy, a power company in the Carolinas, estimated that one million to three million customers could lose electricity because of the storm and that it could take weeks to restore.

The NHC warned the threat of tornadoes was increasing as Florence neared shore and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said the heavy rain could trigger landslides in the west of his state.

After reaching a terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 mph earlier in the week, Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline.

He said hurricane-force winds extend outward 80 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extend almost 200 miles out.

The 3D footage released by the Weather Channel shows conditions in a surge of 3 to 9 feet of floodwaters, which the risky storm has threatened to bring.

Conditions are rapidly deteriorating along the coast of the Carolinas as Florence approaches. "I've got four cats inside the house".

"The concern started on Tuesday and then they allowed me to change my flight, but then they had no flights that I could change it to", said flier Jill Murray.

Horry County Police Chief Joseph Hill said those violating the curfew without a valid reason will be subject to arrest, and City of Myrtle Beach spokesman Mark Kruea said a curfew violation is a misdemeanor offense in the city.



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