Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike USA southeast

"For perspective, that's nearly *double* the previous all-time record for an East Coast hurricane".

Based off the latest forecast track from the NHC, Florence will approach the southeast us coast by Thursday.

"Florence is going to drop tremendous amount of rain, not as much as [Hurricane] Harvey brought to Texas but there will nearly definitely be flooding", Salna says. It was moving to the west at 16 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

Hurricane warnings have been issued by the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence, according to the agency's 5 p.m. update on September 11.

Residents and visitors should prepare for rising waters, flash flooding and do not forget to never drive across flooded roadways.

"This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast", the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C., said, "and that's saying a lot given the impacts we've seen from hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew".

He said that North Carolinians should obey evacuation orders, as Florence is expected to affect millions in both North and SC.

North Carolina governor Roy Cooper told locals not to "bet your life on riding out a monster", with ferocious winds set to batter the shoreline.

NOAAAn NOAA map shows the probability of tropical-storm-force winds hitting the US East Coast between Sunday and Friday.

A crew of about 80 rescuers from Montgomery County is headed to SC to help deal with Hurricane Florence and its aftermath.

The Miami-based center said in its 5 a.m. advisory that Florence was about 625 miles southeast of Bermuda, moving west northwest at 9 mph. Matthew's floods were devastating for many areas of eastern North Carolina.

Forecast models have said that several feet of heavy rain could cause flooding well inland from the coast.

Historically, 90 per cent of fatalities from hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions have been caused by water, said NHC spokesman Dennis Feltgen said. So the land can't absorb much more water.

"Be prepared for the inland effects of the storm as well as the ensuing storm surge in coastal areas", Deal said in a statement.

"Things [can be] uncertain, especially this far out".

  • Carolyn Briggs