Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Set To Hit US East Coast

Florence doubled its wind speed from Sunday to Monday, and the National Hurricane Center expects the storm to strengthen again on Tuesday.

A third Atlantic storm, Hurricane Helene, is not expected to impact any land in the coming days as it moves north over open water.

The water could rise 6 to 12 feet in the area of Cape Fear to Cape Lookout, including the Neuse and Pamlico rivers, says the National Hurricane Center.

Cooper added: "The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you've ever seen".

According to USA Today, the National Hurricane Centre has said Florence is set to hit the US East Coast later this week, possibly as early as Wednesday. The storm, as of Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. EDT, has sustained maximum winds of 130 miles per hour, keeping it as a Category 4, and is still expected to be a major hurricane when it hits land.

The nearly 500-mile wide storm swirling towards the USA east coast "could be the most risky storm in the history of the Carolinas", the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) administrator, Brock Long, warned on Tuesday afternoon. With little wind shear to pull the storm apart, hurricane-strength winds have been expanding to 40 miles from the eye of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds 150 miles from the center. That was Hurricane Hazel, which was already responsible for killing 1,000 people in Haiti and had winds clocked at 150 miles per hour when it hit the coast in 1954.

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South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon on Tuesday. Some coastal Virginia and North Carolina residents are under evacuation orders as well.

The rain could lead to life-threatening flash flooding. SC governor Henry McMaster also suspended his campaign and asked President Donald Trump for a federal emergency declaration.

To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients - and Florence has them all.

"The latest NHC forecast track is very similar to the previous two advisory tracks", the NHC also stated in its discussion at 5 p.m.

As one of the nation's foremost experts on storm surge, he warned that if Florence hits at high tide, it could pose serious risks to property and life for any low-lying areas along the coast as well as along any inlets. It was the first time South Caroline has reversed its highways for an evacuation since Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

The hurricane warning was issued for issued from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. Seven other UNC athletic events are also canceled or postponed because of Hurricane Florence.

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