Hurricane Florence, the Monster storm: Mass evacuation from South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
It is a ‘life time storm’, currently a powerful Category 4 Hurricane , the most powerful storm, over the Atlantic Ocean, threatening the South-Eastern United States and the U.S. Mid-Atlantic States. A National Weather Service forecaster in Wilmington, North Carolina, said: “This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast. Author Sharon C. Williams from North Carolina said to ‘East Horizon Media’– “we are close enough that this will be bad. In 2016 hurricane Matthew hit us at a category 5 and well we are still recouping from that.”
The South Carolina Government has ordered to evacuate 1.7 million across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia’s governor ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas.
Officials warn there is a chance of “life-threatening inundation from rising water” over the next 48 hours as Florence heads for the US East Coast.
The storm’s potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons.
The US capital declared a state of emergency Tuesday as Hurricane Florence bears down on the US East Coast, threatening torrential rain and flooding in the Washington region. The 15-day emergency signed by Bowser noted that Florence was “forecasted to produce high winds, rainfall and storm surge” with “serious widespread effects in the region.” The last time the US capital declared a state of emergency was in January 2016 when a winter storm dubbed “Snowzilla” blanketed the capital and its region in knee-deep snow.
According to WSOCTV.COM, THE LATEST OUTLOOK
Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 storm moving toward the coast at 17 mph
As of the 5 a.m. advisory, Florence’s winds have dropped slightly, to 130 mph
After undergoing an eyewall replacement Tuesday, the storm could strengthen to a Category 5 in the next day or so
The eye of the storm is 30 miles wide
Based on the most recent track, the storm may hug the coastline longer, delaying the onset of rain and wind in the Charlotte region
Hurricane warnings are in place along the coast from the Grand Stand to the Outer Banks
Landfall looks to be early Friday near Wilmington
Florence will make landfall as at least a Category 3 hurricane
Highest impact areas will be from Myrtle Beach northward to the Outer Banks, with dangerous currents and surf
The latest track has the storm taking an inland path through the weekend with a slight shift south, putting Charlotte closer to the center of what’s left of the circulation