Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Science | By Michele Flores

Hurricane Florence could 'kill a lot of people'

Hurricane Florence could 'kill a lot of people'

By late Thursday afternoon, the Carolina coasts can expect winds topping 80 miles per hour.

The winds of Hurricane Florence weakened as the storm prepared to hit the U.S. East Coast, but forecasters warn the storm's overall size and its ability to push ashore a storm surge while dropping tremendous amounts of rain make it a threat to the lives of those in its path.

The National Hurricane Center expects hurricane-force winds to reach the coastline near the border of the two states by late Thursday or early Friday.

The storm's maximum sustained winds were clocked at 175kmph late on Wednesday, down from a peak of 225kmph a day earlier, before it was downgraded to a Category 3 and then a Category 2.

Police patrol past boarded up shops along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence's arrival. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers).

The hurricane is now centered about 220 miles (354km) east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and 170 miles to the south-east of Wilmington, North Carolina.

According to WRAL meteorologist Gardner, the Triangle will start feeling tropical storm force winds by Friday. Forecasters say 40 inches (one meter) of rain are possible along the coast of North Carolina.

Because landfalling hurricanes commonly spawn twisters, a tornado watch was issued for eastern North Carolina. "Significant river flooding is expected as a result of excessive rainfall across area hydrologic basins".

"People don't have to work the next day because of the hurricane".

Large and unsafe, Hurricane Florence is drawing closer to the coast of the Carolinas, where it threatens to become the most intense storm to strike the region in at least 25 years, since Hugo.

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The path of Hurricane Florence could affect the homes of more than 5 million people, and more than 1 million of them have been ordered to evacuate. Airlines had canceled almost 1,000 flights and counting. Home Depot and Lowe's activated emergency response centres to get generators, trash bags and bottled water to stores before and after the storm. The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1100 trucks. Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov.

However, a Cat 2 storm's wind speed is "extremely risky", according to the National Hurricane Center, capable of ripping trees from the ground, wreaking major roof damage on homes and causing power outages that may last weeks and affect three million households. "We're going to be there to help", Cooper said. A slow motion over eastern SC is forecast Friday night through Saturday night.

"In 12 or 18 hours, they may be saying different things all over again", he said. Vox writes that researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that rainfall during Hurricane Harvey was 38 percent higher than it would have been in a world not experiencing global warming.

Model data shows Florence being a very patient storm.

A National Guardsman directs traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday.

Roy Cooper urged residents in evacuation areas of his state to get out while they still can.

- Identify several places you could go, like a friend's home or a motel.

"Honestly, it tears me up thinking that what if in the end of this, this is all we have left", Jones said.

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