Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Hundreds more flights canceled as Florence nears the Carolina coastal area

Hundreds more flights canceled as Florence nears the Carolina coastal area

Officials found a basketball-sized hole in the hotel wall and other life-threatening damage, with some cinder blocks crumbling and parts of the roof collapsing.

As of 5 a.m., Florence was 25 miles (55 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Even if you know nothing about hurricanes, an unavoidable sense of doom and destruction overtakes you when you look at this image of Hurricane Florence as it moves inexorably toward North and SC.

If the European model is true or the overall trend persists, University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy said it "is exceptionally bad news, as it smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge".

Inmates at the Al Cannon Detention Center in Charleston County and the Berkeley County Detention Center will not be moved elsewhere, according to Buzzfeed News.

Observation stations at the coast recorded wind speeds of more than 80 miles per hour, the advisory said.

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If you are waiting to leave South Carolina's coast ahead of Hurricane Florence's expected landfall this weekend, the governor has a message for you: hurry up and get out.

Isha Renta, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office, said while the forecast may look humdrum for the region, "we can not discount" the storm.

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President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in North and SC , thus facilitating federal aid to those states. Up to 35 inches of rain could fall through early next week over parts of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states.


Florence is lashing the state with "heavy rainbands with tropical-storm-force winds spreading across the Outer Banks and Coastal Southeastern North Carolina", the briefing said.

"This storm will bring destruction", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.

The SCDOT map shows congestion starting one mile north of the Georgia border and continuing to the Mile 34 marker in SC.

A simulation weather video is showing what the life-threatening Hurricane Florence storm surge might look like if it reaches a frightening nine feet (2.7m).

While the storm may have slowed down slightly, it will still bring life-threatening storm surges, high winds, massive flooding and power cuts as it makes landfall on the coast of North and SC.

The wide storm has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane and forecasters expect top winds to drop more as it nears the shore, but they're sharing a giant dose of uncertainty.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference that the "historic" hurricane would unleash rains and floods that would inundate nearly the entire state in several feet of water.

Tens of thousands of homes are already without power and sea water is washing through coastal streets. Home Depot and Lowe's activated emergency response centers to get generators, trash bags and bottled water to stores before and after the storm.

The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to 90 miles per hour (135 kph) by nightfall.

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