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Hurricane Florence Intensifies To A Category 4 Storm

'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts worried Hurricane Florence Intensifies To A Category 4 Storm
Sandra Phillips | 14 September, 2018, 06:03

Crystal Kirwan didn't see she had much choice as she got her family ready to leave their home Monday on the coast of North Carolina, with Category 4 Hurricane Florence threatening the state.

Hurricane Florence is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane and is expected to make a unsafe impact once it makes landfall along the coast of the southeast US later this week.

Damaging winds could also spread well inland in those states and into Virginia, the hurricane center said. "Now's the time to prepare".

Sustained winds on Tuesday afternoon approached 105 miles per hour, making it a very strong Category 2 storm, though it was expected to gradually weaken over cooler waters. Hurricane-to-tropical-storm-force winds could extend inland, depending on the storm's track. It was centered about 1,230 miles (1,985 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at 13 mph (20 kph).

Florence is predicted to make an overnight landfall Friday west of Wilmington, NC.

The governor of neighbouring North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County, while a state of emergency was declared in Virginia. "People are doing a pretty good job now".

Like Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Texas in 2017, Florence could linger over the Southeast for several days after landfall.

The president is scheduled to receive in-person briefings from the heads of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday, following phone conversations Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said during a briefing. "We certainly understand the need for safety, of course, we just felt that tomorrow, making the decision then, would've been more responsible and accurate".

"The building we're going to board some windows up".

"The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds". That flooding could be exacerbated by increased wave height from Florence.

Two other storms were spinning in the Atlantic. "We expect it to move slowly across the ground when it gets here". And of course people are taking this storm very seriously.

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■ "Damaging hurricane-force winds" at the coast as well as some distance inland. The storm is expected to strengthen again over the next day or so.

"I have just been informed that this is one of the worst hurricanes that came to the East coast for many years". It's expected to strike far north of where Hurricane Hazel arrived, close to the South Carolina/North Carolina border, in October 1954.

People trying to escape Florence in SC were coming across the state border to Georgia, and hotel rooms and campgrounds were getting booked fast, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reported.

"The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept. 14", NASA wrote in the description of the video.

The West Virginia-North Carolina State game was scheduled to start a few hours later in Raleigh, located about 30 miles east of Chapel Hill.

"The bottom line is that there is increasing confidence that Florence will be a large and extremely unsafe hurricane, regardless of its exact intensity", he said.

Some strengthening is expected during the next 36 hours, and Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday.

"Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls". "Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed".

Power companies warned residents may be without power for days or weeks.

Andrew was the last Category 5 hurricane to hit the USA, said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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