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Hurricane Florence Is Generating 83-Foot Waves in the Atlantic

Hurricane Florence Is Generating 83-Foot Waves in the Atlantic

The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's centre reaching the coast Friday.

"To all in the path of these storms: Be safe, be ready and follow the advice of local officials".

The enormous waves were recorded in the northeast quadrant of the hurricane, which is the strongest area of the storm.

This will mean winds steering Florence will collapse for a time, slowing Florence's forward speed to a crawl as its center near the coast from Thursday night into Friday. When and where it will make landfall is unclear.

The "probable" forecast path for Florence, a Category 4 hurricane, showed the storm shifting further toward the southern North Carolina coast and the northern half of the SC coast, with the forecast cone stretching into Georgia, western North Carolina and Tennessee, according to the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane warnings are issued 36 hours before tropical-storm-force winds hit the areas.

Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale on Thursday evening and was moving west at only 6 miles per hour (9 km/h).

Meanwhile, Ohio's bravest are sending out a warning to those in areas expected to be hit the hardest.

Ron Ring is the general manager at Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Airport and he said it's pretty common for them to be sold out because so many people stay there who are flying into town. His home, built 1 mile inland in 2016, is raised 25 feet off the ground and is built to withstand 140-mph winds, he said.

"I've never been one to leave for a storm but this one kind of had me spooked", Epperson said.

People on barrier islands or peninsulas were running out of time Wednesday to retreat by bridge or ferry.

Some of these reactors - including Duke Energy's Brunswick and Harris nuclear plants in North Carolina and Dominion Energy's Surry plant in Virginia - may be directly in the hurricane's path, Reuters reported.

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Shepard Smith and Flaherty said reports showed storm surge from the system is likely to be felt dozens of miles inland, including along the Neuse River Basin - which stretches inward from New Bern toward Rocky Mount and Nashville, N.C.

"I've seen them pull together for smaller things".

There was also concern over crops. North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said crops such as tobacco and corn are in midharvest while sweet potatoes, peanuts, soybeans and cotton are still in the field.

"Typically, we see a stimulus effect that creates jobs and raises incomes for South Carolinians", said Joseph Von Nessen, a research economist at the University of SC.

Officials said traffic was moving well Wednesday though there have been two minor accidents in lanes where cars were traveling in the opposite direction from normal.

At least 150,000 people were without power in North Carolina early on Friday with the brunt of the storm yet to come, according to utility companies.

Besides inundating the coast with wind-driven storm surges of seawater as high as 13 feet (4 meters) along the Carolina coast, Florence could dump 20 to 30 inches (51-76 cm) of rain, with up to 40 inches in parts of North Carolina, the NHC said.

In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate.

Hurricane Florence is forecast to move slowly through the Carolinas and Southeast through this weekend and will cause catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

Along with Florence, there are three other tropical systems, Isaac, Helene and Joyce churning in the Atlantic Ocean.

Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia.


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