Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

And even from space, Hurricane Florence looks terrifying.

Ocean City will begin to experience lingering effects of the weakening category three storm, including wind, rain and tidal flooding, as early as Thursday night, September 13, and into Saturday, September 15. It's big and vicious.

Hurricane Florence is continuing to move west-northwest and is still forecast to hit North Carolina and SC, bringing destructive storm surge, rains, and wind.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to issue his own warning.

While one man concluded: 'We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best'. "We are in total agreement that this is the correct decision". "We'll handle it. We're ready, we're able".

Mr Long said the hurricane would be a "devastating event" and urged Americans to evacuate if they've been asked to leave their homes.

Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas. Executives in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia declared emergencies earlier in the week.

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Henry McMaster lifted the mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Florence in Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton counties Wednesday, Beaufort County schools will remain closed Wednesday.

"We are uniquely positioned to establish a quick ad-hoc supply chain to support relief efforts", said Bettina Stix, an Amazon veteran credited with developing DRbA.

Florence is forecast to dump up to one metre of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC.

The centre of Florence, a Category 2 hurricane, will approach the coasts of North and SC today, the NHC said, adding that it was expected to weaken after it moved inland.

Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte.

Some Wilmington residents, including Linda Callihaan, who lived through several storms over the last 40 years, weren't anxious about the impending hurricane. "It's going to happen". We want to make sure everybody knows that we are out.

Officials in New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, have stockpiled enough food and water for 60,000 people for four days, along with more than 28,000 tarps. "But no matter how bad it's going to be, it will pass and our job will be to rebuild this community together". Livestock, including the hogs that make up the state's massive pork industry, have been moved to higher ground and some animals have "gone into the market to lessen the probability of them being in harm's way", said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

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