Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By Laverne Osborne

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

Forecasters said catastrophic freshwater flooding is expected well inland over the next few days as Florence crawls across the Carolinas. "I stayed here. I'd been through so many hurricanes", said Balance, who added that six sheriff's officers came to his house to rescue him Friday morning, but he didn't need to leave since the tides and river were receding.

Morehead City resident Rebecca Marson decided not to evacuate because her surgeon husband wanted to remain behind with other first responders.

North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several feet of water.

Virginia and Georgia are also under states of emergency, but it's North and SC that are positioned to suffer the worst of the storm's wrath.

The Maryland SPCA, meanwhile, plans to continue focusing on the needs of local pets during the storm. More are expected, as the storm could bring winds up to 45 miles per hour around the area, according to Durham County emergency management officials.

"It truly is really about the whole size of the storm", said National Hurricane Center head Ken Graham.

Florence was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared past year for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where the storm was blamed for almost 3,000 deaths in the desperate aftermath. "We just want people to be very careful".

Forecasters' European climate model is predicting 2 trillion to 11 trillion gallons of rain will fall on North Carolina over the next week, according to meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com. She said a hurricane has a way of bringing everyone to the same level.

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The NCW chief said she will also be writing to Kerala DGP Lokanath Behera to take action against such lawmakers. Police have questioned him on August 13 but failed to arrest him and to any further probe in the matter.

Trump urged people to take seriously the threat of what may be the biggest storm to hit the East Coast in decades. Hundreds more were rescued elsewhere from rising water.

A primary power supplier in the Carolinas, Duke Energy is already warning that some 75 percent of its 4 million customers could lose power - and not just for a few hours.

More than 10 million people live in areas under warnings or watches for hurricane- or tropical storm- force winds, CNN reports.

"The sun rose this morning on an extremely unsafe situation and it's going to get worse", he said at a news conference in Raleigh. "The water looming over Dr. Navarro is a brilliant way of showing the dangers of storm surge".

Cooper said the hurricane was "wreaking havoc" on the coast and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind across our state for days". "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km)".

The East Coast isn't the only area facing the brunt of a storm.

"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", New Bern city officials said on Twitter.

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