This Is Why The US Are Really Panicking About Hurricane Florence

Katie Ramirez
September 16, 2018

On the forecast track, the center was expected to move between Bermuda and the Bahamas, approaching the coast of North or SC on Thursday and Friday, then meander near the coastline through Saturday.

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, is it time for a radical rethink on what it means to be prepared? "Now it might be time for the exam", he said.

The surge from Florence will be particularly unsafe due to the flat nature of the coastline off North Carolina and SC, allowing the storm to pile a lot of water over a large area.

Hurricane Florence is on track to blast the southeastern USA coast with ferocious winds and rain, but it may also swamp hog manure pits and coal ash dumps, spreading their toxins; as well as inundate nuclear reactors in the region, according to news reports.

As of 11 p.m. EST, the storm was centered 280 miles east southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and was moving northwest at 17 mph.

The blasting wind and surging water may also damage some of the 16 nuclear reactors located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal followed suit on Wednesday.

Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and SC, and she's not going away anytime soon. A slow motion over eastern SC is forecast Friday night through Saturday night.

Astronauts on the ISS captured, from the Earth's orbit, the Hurricane Florence as its ravaging the Atlantic Ocean as its heading towards the US Eastern Coast.

That's because in addition to the extensive flooding, the hurricane is expected to knock out power along the coast, according to an analysis done by a team headed by Seth Guikema, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of MI.

The footage was captured on Monday, September 10, as the storm bears down on mainland United States, first heading towards North Carolina but now possibly veering slightly more towards SC.

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Authorities in neighboring North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), for instance, has been in "close communications" with both projects, along with its erosion and sediment control contractors, emergency response staff and federal regulators, agency spokesperson Ann Regn told NGI. But North Carolina's code lagged the rest of the country by one or two cycles and didn't meet even the 2009 standards for anchoring windows and doors.

"Florence is expected to weaken as it moves away from North Carolina regardless of whether it goes within or down the coast - whatever the track ends up being". He adds, "Businesses in Myrtle Beach are to have operations ceased and secured by 5 this afternoon".

In neighbouring Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan said his state was readying for potentially "historic and catastrophic rainfall, life-threatening flooding, and high winds".

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

In Wilmington, the fire department is urging people to prepare for at least seven days of hardship, collecting water and nonperishable foods.

"All interests from SC into the Mid-Atlantic region should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow any advice given by local officials", the Hurricane Center said.

Florence is now heading for ocean water that has surface temperatures of about 85 degrees, meaning it will most likely strengthen on its way to the East Coast.

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

"The safety of our customers and our communities remains top priority for Piedmont Natural Gas as Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas", said Piedmont Executive Vice President Frank Yoho, who also is president of Duke's natural gas business. Does it make landfall and then stall?

The slow movement, combined with the massive amount of moisture this storm holds, will bring unsafe rains - from 20 to 30 inches in coastal North Carolina and 40 inches possible in isolated areas, the weather service says. The National Hurricane Center is calling for 20 to 30 inches (50 to 75 centimeters) of rain in North Carolina, with spots up to 40 inches (100 centimeters).

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