Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Threatening Georgia And Carolinas

Hurricane Florence Shifts Course, Threatening Georgia And Carolinas

For example, Bojangles (BOJA) and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize(ADRNY) have more than 20% exposure to a landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Administration officials say Mr. Merkley and MSNBC got it all wrong.

While Hurricane Florence has sparked state of emergency and mass evacuation, a very unfortunate weather graphic has managed to put a smile on those preparing for the storm.

The Newnan Times-Herald will continue to monitor the Hurricane Florence and share the latest information online at www.times-herald.com, on our Facebook page and in our daily print editions.

It was the second such drop in the space of hours, but the Miami-based NHC stressed it remained "a life-threatening situation" due to the risks of storm surge around coastal areas.

The bank confirmed in a statement to BNN Bloomberg it has closed 14 of 61 branches in SC and two of its 14 locations in North Carolina as of noon Tuesday. There are 5.25 million people under hurricane warnings and watches and another 4.89 million under tropical storm watches and warnings.

"Hurricane and storm surge watches now blanket much of the SC and North Carolina coasts, and enormous rainfall totals could be in store for coastal areas as well as inland".

On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlanta Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas today, and approach the coast of North Carolina or SC on Thursday or Friday, and move slowly near the coastline through Saturday.

"We are monitoring the track of the storm and so far the information I am getting is Athens can expect gusty winds and a moderate amount of rain", Burgess said.

With the storm churning across the Atlantic with 140 miles per hour winds, hurricane watches and warnings include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast.

A steady stream of vehicles full of people and belongings flowed inland Tuesday, and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper tried to convince everyone to flee.

A state of emergency has also been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington. Tropical Storm Isaac was east of the Lesser Antilles and expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, while Hurricane Helene was moving northward away from land.

Lauren Hancock, a resident of Wrightsville Beach in the state's evacuation zone, said: "I'm looking across the street at a gas station, and it's a madhouse".

Forecasters said Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and dump 1 to 2½ feet (0.3 to 0.6 meters) of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms.

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