Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence
Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence
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15 September, 2018, 03:27
While Florence was downgraded from a Category 4 to 2 on Wednesday due to its declining wind speed, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) emphasized on Twitter Thursday morning that "life-threatening storm surge flooding, catastrophic flash flooding, and prolonged significant river flooding are still expected".
In addition to the life-threatening storm surge, Florence is also forecast to dump up to 40 inches (1m) of rain after it makes landfall in North and South Carolina Thursday night or Friday. It is expected to hit the coast with winds of 100 miles per hour on Friday, according to the latest U.S. National Hurricane Center report.
Because most are managed as wild animals, numerous horses will be left to fend for themselves, said Paula Gillikin of the North Carolina Coastal Reserve. Emerald Isle is about 84 miles (135 kilometers) north of Wilmington. Municipal power agencies, including New Bern and Southport, have not reported any outages yet. The city said early Friday that two out-of-state FEMA teams were working on swift-water rescues and more teams were on the way.
The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to around 90 miles per hour (144 kph) by nightfall.
The governor said those were "early warnings of the days to come". "Surviving this storm will be a test of endurance, teamwork, common sense and patience".
The Governor has requested a presidential disaster declaration to expedite the process of receiving federal aid.
Tens of thousands of people are already without power.
Prisoners were affected, too. Millions of people were expected to lose power from the storm and restoration could take weeks.
Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it was unclear how many did. "A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky". Ocean water flowed between homes and on to streets on the Outer Banks; waves crashed against wooden fishing piers. South Carolina's state capital Columbia is at only 89m (292ft).
Hours before the storm made landfall September 14, workers at New Bern's WCTI-TV NewsChannel 12 had to abandon their studio. At the Wilmington airport, the wind was measured at 105 miles per hour - the highest since 1958, Cooper said.
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