Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

South Carolina Coast Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

South Carolina Coast Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

"With the possibility that Tropical Storm (sic) Florence could make landfall in SC, likely as a hurricane, our people have already started making preparations".

The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous eastern hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons.

Here's another look at the projected path showed the center of the storm hitting near the North Carolina cities of Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro.

It's not just North Carolina that is "taking Hurricane Florence seriously", either, in SC and Virginia residents have also declared states of emergency following the updates on the storm.

Located just 10 miles from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the campus is in the path of risky Hurricane Florence and he's witnessing the ominous precursors. "The last Atlantic hurricane to intensify as rapidly as far north as Florence's current location is Hurricane Humberto (2007)".

The Miami-based center said in its 5 a.m. ET advisory that Florence was about 625 miles southeast of Bermuda, moving west northwest at 9 mph.

The hurricane's impacts could range from a strong storm surge to flooding from torrential rainfall and hurricane-force winds.

"The bottom line is that there is increasing confidence that Florence will be a large and extremely unsafe hurricane, regardless of its exact intensity, " Blake said. Information on the storm-tide sensor deployment and the incoming data will be available on the USGS "Flood Event Viewer" at

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By noon EDT on Monday, Florence had top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (195 kph).

Mr Trump wished his best to the residents of the Carolinas.

The hurricane is generating swells that are already affecting Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast. Forecasters also warned of a rising threat of life-threatening storm surge, along with the damaging winds.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Isaac is expected to weaken as it approaches the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, and then possibly fall apart.

Winds are now 105 miles per hour. Storms in that part of the ocean usually veer away from the U.S. Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has been hit by only one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 209 km/h winds, in 1954.

In the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia is set to sweep through the Hawaiian islands Tuesday, where tropical storm watches have been posted.

"I'm telling them to go inland, but I'm anxious about the rain and tornadoes too", Mr Roberts said. Most of the state of Hawaii was under either a tropical storm warning or watch on Monday morning, as Hurricane Olivia bears westward, with 85 miles per hour winds.

Historically, 90 per cent of fatalities from hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions have been caused by water, NHC spokesman Dennis Feltgen said.

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