Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Science | By Michele Flores

The Worst Hurricanes to Hit the Carolinas

The Worst Hurricanes to Hit the Carolinas

National Hurricane Center forecasters expect the storm to come ashore with 115 miles per hour winds. "Then we add in some other concerns as well, in terms of rain and wind". Coastal areas in both Carolinas have taken steps to evacuate residents and tourists, including a mandatory evacuation in SC.

A state of emergency has been declared in D.C. and in states, including Virginia and the Carolina's.

"North Carolina is taking Hurricane Florence seriously, and you should, too", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said, urging residents to prepare for lengthy power outages after the hurricane comes. "We are mobilizing the state's resources to make sure we are prepared, and the people of SC must not hesitate to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane impacting our coast".

FRIDAY: Widespread showers and thunderstorms.

The hurricane is forecast to dump 1ft to 2ft 6in of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and farms.

Cooper said local governments are typically responsible for issuing evacuation orders in North Carolina, and some localities have already issued orders to evacuate.

"Life-threatening freshwater flooding is likely from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event, which may extend inland over the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic for hundreds of miles as Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the coast and moves inland", the NHC warned.

Adam McQuaid Traded From Bruins To Rangers
Giving up picks for a replaceable depth player doesn't make sense to me unless the Rangers see him in a bigger role this year. Adam McQuaid's ceiling is a bottom pairing defenseman. "McQuaid is tough, will be good in the room for the younger D".

Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size
Wynne's interview came a day after a Superior Court Justice slapped down Ford's Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act . Ford vowed to eliminate the system and fight Ottawa's carbon pricing plan during the spring election campaign.

Verizon 5G Home Service Launches Oct. 1: Here's All the Details
According to Verizon, both of these totals includes all taxes and fees, and do not require an annual contract. The 5G service will cost existing Verizon subscribers $50 a month, and $70 a month for non-carrier customers.

Here's what to expect from Florence and when to expect it, based on the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center and other sources.

The storm's 175-mile (282 km) wide "cone of probability" suggests the storm will likely hit North Carolina's coast near Cape Fear, but storms fall outside the cone one-third of the time, according to The Weather Channel.

The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds, officials said, noting that flooding is the deadliest result of these storms. Its maximum sustained winds are expected to top 145 miles per hour before losing some steam near the coast.

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".

Hurricane Florence may be the strongest storm ever to make landfall north of Florida if predictions hold. Weather conditions are expected to go down hill beginning as early as Thursday morning, according to forecasters. "For perspective, that's nearly *double* the previous all-time record for an East Coast hurricane".

He said: "What it has from tomorrow right on into Saturday paralleling the coast with weak steering currents - it sits off the coast and basically sits and spins and becomes a storm surge machine".

Like this: