Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Airline change waivers now extend to D.C., Baltimore

People buy supplies at The Home Depot in Wilmington North Carolina as Florence closed in on North and South Carolina Hurricane Florence: Airline change waivers now extend to D.C., Baltimore
Sandra Phillips | 12 September, 2018, 21:30

The state of SC is preparing for some level of impact from Hurricane Florence, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Sunday. But one thing it might actually help is to reduce the overall wind speed, though we're still going to have gusty winds around here which combined with that wet soil could bring down some trees.

On Monday, a mandatory evacuation order was issued for residents living along the entire 187-mile long SC coast.

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.

The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia declared states of emergency over the weekend.

Lennon, the chair of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, says the biggest mistake during Hurricane Katrina - which claimed 1,833 lives - was that officials only ordered evacuations 24 hours before it hit New Orleans in 2005, and by then it was too late. "We are mobilizing the state's resources to make sure we are prepared, and the people of SC must not hesitate to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane impacting our coast".

After the eye hits the mainland on Friday 14 September, it's uncertain where the storm's path will be. Some 27 per cent of the deaths have come from rain-driven flooding, sometimes hundreds of miles inland.

A line of heavy traffic moved away from the coast on Interstate 40, the main route between the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, and inland Raleigh.

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But communities along the North and SC coast will likely see storm surge and damaging winds as Florence comes ashore. The storm is expected to take a track that will move west-southwest and eventually curve toward a possible landfall in North or SC.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is foreboding in his assessment Hurricane Florence.

By Monday morning, the hurricane center classified Florence as a "major" hurricane, Category 3, meaning it was packing sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour.

That means sustained winds of at least 130 miles per hour and expectations of catastrophic damage, the hurricane center says.

In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia triggered warnings for multiple Hawaiian islands.

Storm surge is basically a wall of water that could swallow parts of the coast. According to the National Hurricane Center, "Storm surge from Hugo inundated the South Carolina Coast from Charleston to Myrtle Beach, with maximum storm tides of 20 ft observed in the Cape Romain-Bulls Bay area".

Weather forecaster David Parkinson has warned that the devastating storm surge is one key factor all residents must be "deadly serious" about.

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