Spawning 'epic' rainfall and floods, Florence marches inland in Carolinas

16 September, 2018, 13:30 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
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Dealers are moving cars into service bays for refuge. Parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 10 feet, he said.

Hurricane Florence has already proven to be not just powerful and destructive but wildly unpredictable. Industries like tourism and agriculture will likely suffer, and the losses won't be easily or quickly overcome.

For 62 years, Robert Faircloth has lived in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The city of Florence, about 70 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach, could absorb 70-to-110 mph winds and 3 to 6 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The trend is "exceptionally bad news", said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it "smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge".

A message is posted on a boarded up building before the arrival of Hurricane Florence on Oak Island, North Carolina, U.S., September 12, 2018.

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Florence's intensity has diminished since roaring ashore along the US mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a hurricane.

Hurricane Florence is slamming a region that is economically diverse as well as sizable.

The storm has pretty much followed the forecast track through now, but the issue will be Thursday or Friday as it nears the coast and the steering currents collapse.

Although the forecast for Virginia is less severe than earlier in the week, Northam says "now is not the time to let down our guard". Gen. Robert Livingston, adjutant general for SC, said in a statement. The flooding in southeast North Carolina and northeast SC might be "unprecedented", according to the agency. That's about half the amount Hurricane Harvey - the largest rainfall event in US history - dropped on the greater Houston area previous year.

"Our goal is to get as many people out of the immediate threatened area to an area that these patients may need to get a better high level of care, where they're not going to be able to get it there, in case of a power failure or something of that nature", Vallejo said.

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"Bad things can happen when you're talking about a storm this size", Trump said in a video released Wednesday.

The Port of Virginia in Hampton Roads was closed Wednesday but planned to reopen Thursday on news that Florence had veered south.

Aside from safety concerns, Atlantic Coast Conference schools face scheduling obstacles, monetary implications and bowl considerations.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds across the state.

Analysts at Cox Automotive predicted that Florence won't destroy as many cars as Hurricane Harvey did in the car-dependent Houston area. "It's a big one", he said.

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Elder relatives carry as much weight as meteorologists in a tight-knit community of slave descendants on the SC coast. The area is under tropical storm and flash flood watches into the weekend. In Hurricane Sandy in 2012, storm surge-induced flooding measured as high as 9 feet above ground in parts of NY and New Jersey, leading to billions of dollars in damages.

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