Hurricane Florence In three States Evacuations as Monster Storm

Hurricane Florence In three States Evacuations as ‘Monster’ Storm

The governor of North Carolina called the hurricane “a real monster”. In connection with the approach of hurricane Florence, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia declared a state of emergency.

It is reported that the US weather forecasters and politicians urge residents of states that will be hit by the elements to take seriously warnings. In particular, Governor of North Carolina Roy Cooper called the hurricane “a real monster.”

At the same time, US President Donald Trump assured that the government is fully prepared for the hurricane. It is also reported that mass evacuation is taking place in the three states mentioned above. Residents actively buy water, canned goods and other goods.

Note that the hurricane Florence may be one of the most powerful in the last 30 years.

Recall that earlier RBC-Ukraine reported that the Atlantic coast of the United States is coming a powerful hurricane.

NATO has already changed the program of the ceremony of transferring the powers of the commander for transformation, which was to take place aboard the aircraft carrier on September 13, due to hurricane Florence.

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence. The hair-raising storm is taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph winds and potentially ruinous rains.

Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 1 to 2½ feet of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms. Forecasters and politicians pleaded with the public to take the warnings seriously and minced no words in describing the threat.

“This storm is a monster. It’s big and it’s vicious. It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.”The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you’ve ever seen. Even if you’ve ridden out storms before, this one is different. Don’t bet your life on riding out a monster.”

Large swaths of America’s southeast coastline battened down, stocked up and emptied out on Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence, a massive Category 4 storm that is expected to make landfall Friday as a major threat somewhere along the Carolinas’ vulnerable barrier islands.

Officials in both Carolinas and Virginia are imploring residents and visitors alike to leave low-lying coastal areas and islands, and more than one million people are expected to flee the storm. Highways and roads out of Myrtle Beach and Charleston carried heavy traffic on Tuesday, as residents and visitors heeded a mandatory evacuation order for parts of the coast.

The storm, as of 8 a.m. ET, was located about 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving west-northwest at 17 mph. Florence is still forecast to make landfall in North or South Carolina. But the prediction previously had called for a move north.

“The NHC track has been adjusted southward … and additional southward adjustment may be warranted in future advisories,” the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday.

Speaking of the unusual forecast track, which shows a spin to the south along the South Carolina coast, Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Postel said, “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

The current track could make a tremendous difference to residents of the Washington, D.C., metro area and points north. Alan Reppert, a senior meteorologist for AccuWeather, said areas around Richmond, Virginia could see 8 inches of rain. Washington, 100 miles to the north, might only see an inch.

by – nytimes.com, cbsnews.com, usatoday.com