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Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations

Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations Residents along the coast of South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland are preparing for the storm's arrival, which is predicted for Thursday. Sustained winds were 215kmh yesterday morning, but it remains a Category 4 storm and is expected to intensify to near Category 5 status as it slows over very warm coastal waters . [Full Article...]

Storm Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut cause death and destruction

Storm Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut cause death and destruction North Carolina Gov Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds its way across land. That, and the storm's vast circumference of hundreds of miles, means Wilmington will be inundated with rain, the advisory said. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’

Hurricane Florence now a Category 3, but remains ‘extremely dangerous’ The center said the waves were measured by satellite. The governor said power plants are taking all necessary steps to help people get power back after the storm. Usually storms come to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic from the south - and those usually curve safely out to sea. Labor Day marked the end of the peak tourism season in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and other coastal getaways. [Full Article...]

Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression Tropical storm watches are up in Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin, St. Maarten, and Saba & St. Eustatius. Isaac came to life - and the nation's attention - on September 7 as a depression far out in the Atlantic. Mandatory evacuations have been issued for much of the SC and North Carolina coastline. The Associated Press reported that sixty people were rescued from a motel... [Full Article...]

Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above

Space Station astronaut captures mammoth Hurricane Florence from directly above As it approached the US on Wednesday, the International Space Station ( ISS ) recorded some startling footage. Hurricane Florence is approaching the Eastern Coast of the United States with serious fervor. One North Carolina county has already issued a mandatory evacuation order, and locals throughout the region have cleared supermarket shelves of bottled water. [Full Article...]

Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence By late afternoon, the centre of the storm was about 25 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. The storm looked likely to make landfall on the coast of North and SC but heavy rain was also expected in Virginia to the north and Georgia to the south. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep' The NHC said the first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) would hit the region early on Thursday with the storm's centre reaching the coast Friday. "In addition to the ongoing, risky storm surge and flash flooding , will be a long-term river flood threat WELL INLAND as very heavy rainfall continues to fall in the coming days"'. [Full Article...]

TS Isaac less organised; Governments call off Storm Warnings, Watches

TS Isaac less organised; Governments call off Storm Warnings, Watches The future will bring more hurricanes to Europe Is Ireland ready for hurricanes? Hurricane Warnings are in effect from the South Santee River in SC to Duck, North Carolina. The storm brought high storm surge near 13 feet and flooding rain as far as 40 miles inland of the storm. The National Hurricane Center (N.H.C.) in its 5:00 p.m. [Full Article...]

Here's What You Need To Know About Hurricane Florence

Here's What You Need To Know About Hurricane Florence The storm was originally Category 4, with winds in the range of 130 miles per hour, but it has been downgraded twice. According to Mashable , if Florence hits North Carolina as a Category four storm, it will be the strongest storm to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Hazel in 1954. [Full Article...]

NASA video shows Hurricane Florence from space as it makes landfall

The city of New Bern, with a population of around 30,000, is under a mandatory evacuation, according to The Weather Channel . In Craven County, New Bern's mayor says the town has seen historic flooding , with as much as 10 feet of water reported in some places. [Full Article...]

Florence's 'violent grind' leaves at least four dead in Carolinas

We can not guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. What the hurricane "has now lost in terms of maximum wind speeds near its centre, it has now gained in terms of sheer expansiveness", said Peter Mullinax, a meteorologist at Planalytics. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime' After landfall, the storm is expected to linger over the area for a few days, which would result in rising river levels and lakes. We will also see some intermittent rain throughout the day as the outer bands of Florence move in. A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet high as Florence churned toward shore. Farther south, in Carolina Beach, the northern end of the town ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: 1,000+ flights canceled and growing

Hurricane Florence: 1,000+ flights canceled and growing Richmond has moved its scheduled home football game this week against St. Francis to the Red Flash's field in Pennsylvania because of Hurricane Florence . "The time to prepare is nearly over", said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper at a Wednesday morning news conference. "Don't relax; don't get complacent". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Giant, slow-moving storm causes deluge as it makes landfall

Hurricane Florence: Giant, slow-moving storm causes deluge as it makes landfall As Hurricane Florence crashed onto the Carolinas, federal emergency teams prepared themselves to work on a long process of rebuilding the storm-battered landscape it would leave behind. He was pleased to get the texts, a sign that he still had cell phone reception, and made a decision to go rev up his generator that is now powering is refrigerator and his satellite TV, which he's spent a portion... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence lashes U.S. east coast, triggers flood warnings

The Weather Channel produced a terrifying Hurricane Florence weather forecast using a visualization to show the horrifying reality of what 9-foot flood waters might look like in North Carolina . Heavy rain, wind gusts and rising floodwater from Florence swamped the Carolinas as the massive storm crawled toward the coast, threatening millions of people in its path with record rainfall and punish... [Full Article...]

Near 440,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas

Near 440,000 without power as Florence batters Carolinas About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders and millions of others live in areas likely to be affected by the storm. Not everyone was taking Florence too seriously: About two dozen locals gathered Thursday night in the U.S. behind the boarded-up windows of The Barbary Coast bar as Florence blew into Wilmington . [Full Article...]

More flights canceled as Florence pummels Carolinas

More flights canceled as Florence pummels Carolinas Tens of thousands of structures are expected to be flooded by storm surge alone, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said at a press conference on Thursday local time. A city spokeswoman Colleen Roberts told WRAL-TV that 200 people have already been plucked to safety. The National Hurricane Center says the Neuse River near the city is recording more than 10 feet (3.05 meters) of inundation. [Full Article...]

Region now under hurricane, storm surge watches

Region now under hurricane, storm surge watches Colleton, Beaufort, and Jasper counties are no longer under the mandatory evacuations . The governor of neighboring North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County. [Full Article...]

Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms

Four storms swirling in Atlantic as Tropical Storm Joyce forms On the forecast track, Isaac will move over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea during the next few days. Florence, however, continues to threaten the east coast as a fierce storm that could trigger flooding as far south as Georgia. Isaac is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of two to four inches with isolated amounts up eight inches across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe... [Full Article...]

Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles east of Wilmington, not far from the SC line, coming ashore along a mostly boarded-up, emptied-out stretch of coastline. Wilmington resident Julie Terrell was plenty concerned after walking to breakfast past a row of shops fortified with boards, sandbags and hurricane shutters. [Full Article...]


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