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

Photos Of Hurricane Florence Approaching North Carolina Are Terrifying

Photos Of Hurricane Florence Approaching North Carolina Are Terrifying

As Hurricane Florence, a unsafe Category 1 storm, continues on its path toward the East Coast, surf cameras are showing the live impact the storm is having on the Carolinas.

The centre of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast on Friday, then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday, enough time to drop as much as one metre of rain in some places, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Some forecasters have predicted it could be the most powerful storm ever to hit the region.

A man waves the United States national flag in the wind and rain from from Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 13, 2018. The storm was a unsafe Category 4 hurricane Wednesday but has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm Thursday.

Her neighbors gave her the key to their house, which is two stories and might be safer from flooding, she said.

The mayor of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, said authorities have stopped allowing traffic to the island via the only bridge between the island and the mainland.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts that it could be centered over southwestern Pennsylvania by early Tuesday morning, potentially bringing more rain to Maryland and another surge of floodwaters down an already swollen Susquehanna River.

Florence's hurricane force winds now extends 80 miles from the center, while the tropical storm force winds reaches almost 200 miles, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"Either no (hotel) rooms are available, or we are denied because the breed or size of dogs", she said.

"This is no ordinary storm, and people could be without power for a very long time - not days but weeks", a president of one energy company in North Carolina said on Wednesday.

In the tiny community of Sea Breeze near Wilmington, Roslyn Fleming, 56, made a video of the inlet where her granddaughter was baptized because "I just don't think a lot of this is going to be here" later. "I've got four cats inside the house".

"Since my husband retired and my health declined, we have his retirement as an income".

Folks in Charleston, South Carolina, who have chosen not to evacuate, are preparing for a nasty storm that could make landfall right in their backyard.

Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Governor Cooper said, with more facilities being opened.

Six feet (1.8m) of storm surge could carry large objects like cars underwater and leave lower levels structures submerged in water, according to Dr Postel.

More than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate - but the window to do so in nearly over.

"I have no generator", said Petra Langston, a nurse.

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