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SC coastline battered as Hurricane Florence lands

SC coastline battered as Hurricane Florence lands

"A weak Category 3 and a strong Category 2 are pretty close to each other, if you just think about category".

Although the suggestive graphic was presumably an accident, it is somehow a fitting representation for a storm that has already been described as "tremendously big and tremendously wet" in a White House briefing from Donald Trump this Tuesday. "Life-threatening storm surge and rainfall expected".

Maximum water heights caused by Hurricane Florence's storm surge as predicted by the ADCIRC computer model. Projections as of 5:00am EST on September 13, 2018.

"It truly is really about the whole size of this storm", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham told The Associated Press. Like a giant hair dryer, these winds push seawater into low-lying marshland and delta areas. Florence, a storm expected to significantly impact the U.S. The warning also includes Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, large bodies of water in North Carolina that could also see significant flooding.

In North Carolina, Florence is expected to dump up to 40 inches of rain.

American Airlines said it had canceled more than 800 flights from Wednesday through Sunday because of the storm. That makes it hard to project how the region will ultimately be affected.

Duke Energy said Florence, a Category 2 storm, could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks.

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"The American Integrated Operations Center (IOC) in Fort Worth, Texas, continues to closely monitor the track of these storms, and is closely coordinating with the National Weather Service, Federal Aviation Administration and local airports", American Airlines announced in a statement.

Baltimore County officials said Thursday that they placed emergency personnel on "high alert" should there be flooding and outages, and urged residents to make preparations just in case. South Carolina's state capital Columbia is at only 89m (292ft).

Manure lagoons are about as pleasant as they sound-vast open-air ponds of manure located next to the many hog farms near the North Carolina coast. "While that rain is still coming down for a couple of days, one to two days later you're going to have stuff coming from North Carolina and things coming in from the Upstate".

Cheryl Browning lives with her husband and son, who has terminal cancer, in Richlands, North Carolina.

"I'm not approaching Florence from fear or panic", said Brad Corpening, 35, who planned to ride out the storm in his boarded-up delicatessen in Wilmington.

Wild horses in the Rachel Carson Reserve in Beaufort, North Carolina will fend for themselves during Hurricane Florence. Tropical Storm Olivia has made landfall in the Hawaiian islands, the Philippines are bracing for the powerful typhoon Mangkhut, and Tropical Storm Isaac is nearing the Leeward Islands.

Authorities pushed back against any suggestion the storm's threat was exaggerated.


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