Lapse footage captured hurricane-hunting plane fly through Florence

Katie Ramirez
September 13, 2018

The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have all issued mandatory evacuation orders for the coastal communities that are in the storm's bull's eye.

Eventually, Florence will veer north into the Appalachian Mountains, bringing soaking rains to Virginia and western North Carolina, before sputtering out late next week near DE and Maryland, the FWS reported.

In addition to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, five military bases and half a dozen nuclear power plants are also in the path of the storm.

A state of emergency has been declared in both North and SC.

The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut to allow traffic to flow inland, but the exodus was slow along roads jammed with outward-bound vehicles.

Forecasters said wind speeds have dropped from a high of 225 km/h to 175 km/h, reducing it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2, and additional fluctuations and weakening were likely as it swirled toward land.

Air Canada and Alaska Airlines have canceled their flights in and out of RDU on Thursday, but had not made any announcements about Friday as of 9 p.m. Wednesday. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said.

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"It's going to coming roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say 'I'm not sure I really want to do this and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland, '" said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground. When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas past year, prisoners experienced flooding and lacked enough drinking water and medicines. "The water level will get a little high but we'll be fine". "I was in the same house and it stood fine".

"Everything is packed", Espinoza said. Will the winds be that strong or they'll be stronger when they get here than that?

"I've been through hurricanes before but never with kids", she said.

One wrote: 'I hope everyone in the path of Florence's massive penis stays safe'.

An American astronaut posted two additional photographs from the International Space Station, showing the storm aimed at Cape Hatteras, a thin and vulnerable strand of islands that jut out from North Carolina. So, the winds will be winding down much quicker near the coast before those winds get up here. They were expecting to be in SC for 10 to 14 days, according to a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer.

In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate.

Rainfall totals from Hurricane Florence will top 20 inches in some areas, the National Weather Service says.

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