Hurricane hits Carolinas, governor warns 'it's going to get worse'

Hurricane hits Carolinas, governor warns 'it's going to get worse'

Hurricane hits Carolinas, governor warns 'it's going to get worse'

"The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves, " it said.

That's about 220 miles from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, where Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m. September 14, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline.

The assistance also includes Florida utilities sending crews to help restore power after the hurricane and the state suspending requirements for transportation of animals to help in the movement of livestock from areas affected by the hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center or NHC said on September 14, "Life-threatening storm surges and hurricane-force winds continue and catastrophic freshwater flooding expected over portions of North and SC".

The centre of the hurricane's eye came ashore last night Singapore time near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 150kmh, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

And they say people who are truly in an emergency should call 911, not just Tweet about it. Numerous evacuees had pets with them. But that will not lessen the threat from storm surge pushed by the storm, which could reach many miles inland up North Carolina's Neuse and Pamlico rivers, forecasters warned. As of Friday morning, Atlantic Beach, a town on the state's Outer Banks barrier islands, already had received 30 inches (76 cm) of rain, the US Geological Service said.

If the European model is true or the overall trend persists, University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy said it "is exceptionally bad news, as it smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge. he rainfall has been and continues to be a very substantial threat over the entire area". "I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said.

Video reports from several towns in the Carolinas showed emergency personnel wading through rippling thigh-high floodwaters in residential neighborhoods.

The White House said on Friday President Donald Trump would travel to the region next week unless his visit would disrupt cleanup and rescue efforts.

Governor Roy Cooper has warned of an impending disaster.

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The element will lead to a "life-threatening storm surges, exceptionally strong heavy rains and destructive winds", they say. EDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Florence was located near latitude 25.0 degrees north and longitude 60.0 degrees west.

A tree crashed into Kevin DiLoreto's home in Wilmington, where all roads leading to his neighbourhood were blocked by fallen trees.

"It's insane", he said in a phone interview.

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

Perry says his department has been in contact with power companies and gas pipeline operators.

The center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC on Thursday, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern SC on Thursday night and Friday, the NHC added.

Two people died in Lenoir County.

After making landfall this Friday (Sept. 14), the massive storm will now "wobble" southward and then head west, making a "big, grand tour" of the southeastern United States, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) meteorologist Kevin Scasny said in a statement released today (Sept. 12).

And if Florence weren't enough, other storms out there are threatening people.

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