Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT'S HAPPENING

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Hurricane Florence has hit the U.S. coast leaving streets inundated with ocean water and tens of thousands of homes without power.

More than 60 people had to be evacuated from a motel at risk of collapse in Jacksonville.

More than 415,000 homes and businesses were without power on Friday morning, according to poweroutage.us which tracks the nation's electrical grid.

He said: "The worst of the storm is not yet here but these are early warnings of the days to come".

The storm is moving toward the northwest at 17 miles per hour (28 kph), the NHC said.

Shaken after seeing waves crashing on the Neuse River just outside his house in New Bern, restaurant owner and hurricane veteran Tom Ballance wished he had evacuated. The trend is "exceptionally bad news", said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it "smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge".

"I've been through hurricanes before but never with kids", she said.

Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights.

But it was clear that this was really about the water, not the wind. The storm is more than likely to develop into a tropical depression and bring several inches of rain to the Houston area.

Patio furniture is seen in the pool in an effort to keep it from flying away as people prepare ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018 in Myrtle Beach. Another one of the bears ended up in the middle of the street in the background.


Atlantic Beach on North Carolina's Outer Banks islands had already received 30 inches of rain, the U.S. Geological Survey said, while more than 25 inches have fallen in the Newport, Morehead City area since Thursday. While inland areas may be spared the strongest winds, they could be vulnerable to flooding, especially if close to overflowing rivers.

Portions of a boat dock and boardwalk are destroyed by powerful wind and waves as Hurricane Florence arrives September 13, 2018, in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

But authorities warned it will still be an extremely unsafe hurricane.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut tore through the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday packing winds of more than 200 km per hour (124 mph) along with torrential rain, killing three people and causing floods, landslides and power outages.

The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week. North Carolina corrections officials said more than 3,000 people were relocated from adult prisons and juvenile centres in the path of Florence, and more than 300 county prisoners were transferred to state facilities.

The National Hurricane Centre warned there would be "catastrophic" fresh water flooding over a wide area of the Carolinas.

North Carolina alone is forecast to get 9.6 trillion gallons enough to cover the Tar Heel state to a depth of about 10 inches. Parts of buildings ripped apart by the storm flew through the air. Airlines had canceled almost 1,000 flights and counting through Friday. "You may need to move up to the second storey, or to your attic, but we are coming to get you".

"The wind was so hard, the waters were so hard, that trying to get out we got thrown into trailers".

"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said. "I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said.

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