Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Hurricane Florence: 1000mm of rain forecast for North, South Carolina

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Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia's governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and SC in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes.

Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia.

Forecasts project the center of Florence to make landfall around the South and North Carolina border on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.

The threat has sparked a rush of evacuation efforts in SC and North Carolina, with more than 1 million people urged to get out of Florence's way.

"Bad things can happen when you're talking about a storm this size", Trump said Wednesday morning.

The Category 2 storm is expected to make landfall around Wilmington, North Carolina, but the massive hurricane will have a major impact along a long stretch of the North and SC coasts.

Its expected sluggishness is becoming more common, possibly a result of climate change, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate scientist and hurricane expert Jim Kossin. The only exception was Edisto Beach - that and other areas to the north remain under evacuation orders.

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Those warily watching Florence have compared it to Hurricanes Fran and Hugo, which pummeled North Carolina and SC, respectively, more than two decades ago. She said it will become a "major flooding event".

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses could be flooded in North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper warned. Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, said it had activated its Severe Weather Preparedness Plan ahead of Florence, which includes ensuring the availability of additional communication links and resources, adequately fueled vehicles for use by personnel in impacted areas, appropriate equipment in the potential impact areas and preparation of facilities for potentially high winds and flood conditions.

As of 5:00 am (1100 GMT), Florence was a risky Category 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (220 kilometers per hour), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

USA insurers are bracing for what could be $20 billion in losses as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the Carolinas and Virginia, bringing punishing rains and potentially deadly flooding. It is also important that we show hospitality and kindness to evacuees in our state.

As Florence nears the east coast, meteorologists are focused on two key factors: ocean temperatures and wind sheer (the difference in speeds at the upper and lower parts of the storm). It's expected to drop between 20 and 40 inches of rain in some parts that could produce "catastrophic flash flooding", according to NOAA.

All three states ordered mass evacuations along the coast but getting out of harm's way has proved difficult since airlines were cancelling flights and motorists had a hard time finding fuel.

In a press conference on Monday, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said predations were made to accommodate 1 million people leaving the coast, a report by The State said.

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