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Florence regains hurricane strength, on track to hit U.S. East Coast

Florence regains hurricane strength, on track to hit U.S. East Coast

"Significant effects will extend outside the cone, and will arrive at the coast sooner than the eye", the National Hurricane Centre warned. Other counties are evacuating low lying and flood prone areas.

Wilson County is under a Tropical Storm Watch and could receive anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of rain, Sharp said, with 15 to 16 inches possible in areas. Once it gets here, it might stay for a while. "We don't know exactly where the center will go, but it's not really relevant".

Gov. Rick Scott released a statement on Monday urging Floridians to be prepared for the unexpected and remain on alert about Hurricane Florence.

"We try to operate on the very best and latest information, with precision so as not to inconvenience people when it's not necessary to do so", McMaster said.

Two tropical storms are following behind it: Isaac and Helene.

Brokers and wholesalers in the Carolinas said they were starting to see stockpiles dwindle. And one life is not worth an economic advantage somewhere else.

"North Carolina faces three threats here".

When asked in a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff P.J. Tanner said the school district must first evaluate how many teachers and staff evacuated ahead of the order. Evacuation orders have also been issued.

More news: Hurricane Florence Grows Stronger, Heads Toward US East Coast

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC, facilitating federal help, and cancelled campaign events Thursday and Friday, citing the storm. Eastbound lanes on Interstate 26 were set to be reversed at noon on Tuesday to facilitate the evacuation of up to a million people from the coast. According to CNN, odds are good that it will have strengthened to Category 4 status-meaning sustained winds in the range of 130-156 miles per hour-before the time it makes landfall later this week, likely on Thursday or Friday.

Forecasters said parts of North Carolina could get 20 inches of rain, if not more, with as much as 10 inches elsewhere in the state and in Virginia, parts of Maryland and Washington, D.C.

If the latest forecast holds, Florence will strike farther north on the East Coast than any other Category 4 hurricane in history.

Gas prices in SC have climbed by about 8 cents to $2.585 a gallon from a week earlier, according to motorists' advocacy group AAA.

Officials say the storm could be reminiscent of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in August 2017.

Not only do these readings enable scientists to better predict how a particular storm could behave - the data assembled from every mission also helps researchers to put together a clearer picture of hurricane formation and development, improving preparation for future storms, according to NOAA.

The National Hurricane Center warned on Twitter that there may be a high risk of "storm surge at the coast and freshwater flooding from a prolonged heavy rainfall event inland".


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