Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

5 photos of Hurricane Florence

5 photos of Hurricane Florence

The East Coast is bracing for Hurricane Florence as it continues to strengthen.

TRACKING FLORENCE: Stay with The Weather Network online and on T.V. for our exclusive coverage of the storm. "We expect this storm to be with us for days".

Rick Leuttich directs the University of North Carolina's Institute of Marine Science Morehead City, and is one of the principal developers of the ADCIRC coastal circulation and storm surge model.

It's a horrifying spectacle to behold, and the hurricane hasn't even struck land yet.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said: "Florence is still forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the United States coast late Thursday and Friday".

South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline evacuated at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee as highways reverse directions.

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"I'm not approaching Florence from fear or panic", said Brad Corpening, 35, who planned to ride out the storm in his boarded-up delicatessen in Wilmington.

On another barrier island just below the Bogue Banks, Steve Harrigan reported live from North Topsail Beach, where visitors and residents were largely heeding warnings from Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) to evacuate. Heavy rains were forecast to extend into the Appalachians, affecting parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.

The governor of Georgia has declared a state of emergency after forecasts showed Hurricane Florence possibly taking a south-west turn. Now a Category 4 storm, it's possible that it could strengthen even more as it moves swiftly through the Atlantic Ocean. "We've just never seen anything like this".

Enough rain could fall to break North Carolina's record for a tropical storm - 24 inches - set near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Service's national prediction center.

With South Carolina's beach towns more in the bull's-eye because of the shifting forecast, OH vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand.

"Residents in the path of these devastating storms should comply with all evacuation orders and other emergency instructions". Officials are warning that the hurricane could become a multiday event as it slows down before making landfall.

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