Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia

Sep 14, 2018, 00:44
Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia

A satellite image shows Hurricane Florence looming in the Atlantic Ocean as the sun rises over the U.S. Florence is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and SC on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday.

The storm surge warning issued by the National Hurricane Center extends from the South Santee River in SC to Duck, on North Carolina's barrier islands known as the Outer Banks.

As Hurricane Florence closes in on Wilmington, North Carolina (where it's projected to make landfall tomorrow), the ISS managed to capture a stunning video of the hurricane's titanic mass moving across the Atlantic as the station flew 255 miles (410 kilometers) overhead.

The coastal surge from Florence could leave the eastern tip of North Carolina under more than 9ft of water in spots, projections showed. By comparison, Washington, D.C., gets an average of 40 inches of rain per year. "Wherever you live in North Carolina, you need to get ready for this storm now and you need to evacuate if asked to". It is the most unsafe of three tropical systems in the Atlantic.

Up to 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been given voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders, according to emergency management officials, as the storm churned across the Atlantic Ocean toward the coast.

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"No matter where this storm comes ashore, it will have widespread, significant impacts in North Carolina", he said.

While coastal residents frantically boarded up homes and businesses and hit the road, others chose to ride out a storm that is forecast to dump up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. "But a storm surge of 20 feet could easily wipe this island out".

While one stated: 'It takes a massive hurricane and a national weather services's poorly designed graphics to unite the smartasses of America.

As Graham says, "just because you have a landfall to your south doesn't mean you're out of the woods, because the winds are huge around this system".

"With this storm, what's unique is it's forecast to stall. dropping copious amounts of rainfall across the Carolinas and into Virginia", Long said.

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While a third added: 'Looks like a hard pounding... they are really going more than a few inches.

With the storm churning across the Atlantic with 140 miles per hour winds, hurricane watches and warnings include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast. People getting a little more than moist over it'. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", Gerst writes.

The NHC experts warned that "life-threatening storm surge (is) possible along the coasts of North and South Carolina".

"Inland flooding will be a major threat and something people far from the landfall location should be concerned about", CNN's Miller said.

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