Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Science | By Patricia Jimenez

Ohio Task Force 1 leaves for North Carolina for Hurricane Florence

Ohio Task Force 1 leaves for North Carolina for Hurricane Florence

Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency around noon Wednesday ahead of the storm that covered all 159 counties within Georgia.

A hurricane-hunter airplane measured 25-metre waves near the eye of Florence, according to a tweet from the National Hurricane Center.

"They have misconceptions about how severely they could be affected by a certain type of storm because they haven't experienced the worst of that type of storm", Baker said.

Forecasters have adjusted Hurricane Florence's projected path, saying that after it makes landfall, it is likely to take a more southerly route than expected. The order eases regulations on trucks hauling gasoline and relief supplies into Georgia.

"When that last ferry pulls's unnerving to see it pull away and know, 'That's the last chance I have of getting off this island, '" she said Wednesday. The four named storms in the Atlantic come as one in the Pacific is hitting Hawaii.

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For a swath of the North Carolina shore from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout, the storm surge could range from 9-13 feet, the NHC said.

The U.S. Coast Guard closed ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina and Hampton Roads, Virginia to inbound vessels greater than 500 tons and was requiring vessels of that size to leave if they did not have permission to be in the ports.

More than one million people have been ordered to evacuate along the North and SC coast as Hurricane Florence moves in.

By Saturday, total rainfall could accumulate to 30 inches (76 centimeters) - or even 40 inches in places - in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, the NHC said.

As of 11am local time (3am NZT), Florence, a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm, was centred 785 kilometres southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving at 24kmh.

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More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate along 300 miles of coastline.

One simply added: 'Your Florence hurricane forecast looks like a giant penis and testicles. Florence has triggered more than 1 million evacuations and expectations of as much as US$27 billion (S$37 billion) in damages.

"Do you want to get hit with a train or do you want to get hit with a cement truck?" said Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"We are sparing no expense". He said to be prepared for days of rain.

The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore.

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As skies fluctuated Tuesday between heavy showers and occasional bright spots, a certain sunny outlook swaddled Wrightsville Beach, despite the looming arrival of Florence's heavy winds and inundating rains that has prompted widespread evacuations along the southeastern United States coast. And then from there, it's going across the area meaning a big flooding threat is in the forecast.

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