Hurricane Florence: Georgia Governor declares state of EMERGENCY for all 159 counties

Hurricane Florence: Georgia Governor declares state of EMERGENCY for all 159 counties

Storm surges up to 3.9 meters (13 feet), the possibility of tornados and nearly a meter of rain in some areas of North and SC were expected when Hurricane Florence makes landfall late Thursday.

Duke Energy, a power company in the Carolinas, estimated that one million to three million customers could lose electricity because of the storm and that it could take weeks to restore.

A Category 4 on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, Florence was 750km south-southeast of Bermuda and the centre of the hurricane was forecast to pass between Bermuda and the Bahamas yesterday, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said.

Hurricane Florence is threatening millions of Americans in the southeast, as FEMA warns that this is a very risky storm.

"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said.

Tropical storm conditions are expected for areas of the Carolinas on Thursday with hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or greater) projected for "late Thursday or Friday".

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state. "I encourage Georgians to be prepared for the inland effects of the storm as well as the ensuing storm surge in coastal areas".


Updated NHC forecasts showed the storm lingering near the coast of the Carolinas, carrying days of heavy rains that could bring intense inland flooding from SC to Virginia.

However, there is also a risk of inland flooding as parts of North Carolina could receive 40 inches (1m) of rainfall.

"All my staff are gone", Thompson said.

"What can you do?" she asked.

In a trailer park outside Wilmington, Alondra Espinoza was preparing to leave with her two young children. "If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have minded staying here".

More than 300,000 people have already evacuated from the coast, McMaster said, and traffic on the highway was moving steadily on Wednesday.

Florence is being trailed in the Atlantic by two other storms - Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac. But said if you are in an area that normally floods during heavy rains, "You should go ahead and leave".

Related News:

  • Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

    National Guard soldiers from the state, North Carolina and Virginia are mobilizing to prepare for hurricane recovery efforts. As serene as the images are, it's hard to imagine what conditions are like in the storm and on the water under it.
    Federation Internationale de Football Association  19: Messi, Ronaldo share rating, Salah 27th best player

    Federation Internationale de Football Association 19: Messi, Ronaldo share rating, Salah 27th best player

    Carlos Tevez has revealed just how hard Cristiano Ronaldo worked at Manchester United to become the best player in the World. FIFA's rankings might have something to do with Ronaldo being their cover star, though.
    Emery challenges Ozil to do more

    Emery challenges Ozil to do more

    He is very convinced about that in my conversations with him about it. "[For] Mesut it is these two positions". Ozil ended his global career after the World Cup, citing "racism and disrespect" over his Turkish roots.
  • Marshall vs. SC game cancelled due to Hurricane Florence

    Wilmington, North Carolina , just north of where Florence appeared headed for shore, grew empty and quiet on Wednesday. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore.
    Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18

    Nintendo Switch Online service launches September 18

    Nintendo has revealed new games and a new control method for the NES games on Nintendo Switch Online. What was the standout moment for you? Some of the games that will be available at launch include Dr.

    Hurricane Florence closes in on USA east coast

    Utility officials have warned that widespread power outages are likely and that it could take weeks to restore electricity. More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate along 300 miles of coastline.
  • Assassin's Creed III & Liberation Remastered Coming In The AC Odyssey Season Pass

    Assassin's Creed III & Liberation Remastered Coming In The AC Odyssey Season Pass

    We were pretty impressed by what we discovered, so here are 7 Things you can do when you start Assassin's Creed Odyssey . Ubisoft will bring an episodic format to the future content of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey shortly after its release.

    Meet the new iPhones

    Others found the company's lack of creativity to be a bigger issue, with many simply calling the new names "dumb" and 'lazy'. Like the iPhone X , the XS has a 5.8-inch OLED screen, while the XS Max boasts a mammoth 6.5-inch OLED display.
    Tonight’s Nintendo Direct has been postponed following devastating natural disaster

    Tonight’s Nintendo Direct has been postponed following devastating natural disaster

    According to official reports from CNN , there are at least seven dead from the disaster, and 32 people now missing because of it. Nintendo was scheduled to host a Nintendo Direct today, but the broadcast had to be delayed because of an natural disaster .
  • Three New Species Discovered in the Depths of the Pacific

    Three New Species Discovered in the Depths of the Pacific

    Without the pressure of the water and the chill of the deep ocean, they appear to melt on reaching the surface. The trench is almost 6000km long and more than 8km deep, running along the west coast of South America.
    Donald Trump: China 'Under Pressure' to Make a Deal with United States

    Donald Trump: China 'Under Pressure' to Make a Deal with United States

    Beebe said that could be the consequences of price increases or the psychology around how people make purchasing decisions. The Trump administration is poised to hit China, America's largest trading partner, with another $200 billion in tariffs.
    United Nations  chief calls for prevention of full-scale attack on Syria's Idlib - USA

    United Nations chief calls for prevention of full-scale attack on Syria's Idlib - USA

    Last month, 14 moderate opposition factions unified under a single umbrella group dubbed the National Liberation Front (NLF). The United States will use the "false flag" poisoning as a casus belli for retaliation, the Russian Defense Ministry said.


Most liked

Facebook’s Rosetta AI detects offensive memes
And now, the company is deploying an artificial intelligence (AI) based tool to take on the issue heads on. The system that approaches the text analysis which is as so-called sequence prediction problem.

Aussie schoolgirl protests against national anthem, Latest World News
Her parents insisted they had no influence over their daughter's actions, however a number of politicians weren't convinced. Pauline Hanson posted a video in which she criticized Harper.

The Coolest Features in the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR
There's no home button on any of them - love it or hate it, Apple is putting the fingerprint reader permanently out to pasture . Apple confirmed that all band colours and styles will fit all generations, so existing straps can be fitted to the Watch 4.

IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression
The base level iPhone is now the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display, A10 Fusion chip, water proofing and stereo speaker setup. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.

Spurs duo Lloris, Alli to miss Liverpool, Inter clashes
Lloris, who was sentenced for a drink-driving charge on Wednesday, could be out of action for several weeks with a thigh injury. He made a mistake and he's suffering all the punishment of society.

NHC downgrades Florence to still unsafe Category 3 hurricane
Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut who's now orbiting Earth from 250 miles up, has a warning for humans on the planet below him. As soon as Deal made the declaration, Coweta County Emergency Management Agency director Jay Jones said he sprang into action.

Hurricane Florence starts its prolonged assault on the Carolinas
People look out over the surf before Hurricane Florence comes ashore on Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Sept. 13, 2018. Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning .

Two Sets of Remains from North Korea ID'd as US Soldiers
The Pentagon said USA and North Korean military officials held negotiations last week on surrendering more remains. Almost 7,700 USA service members were listed as missing and unaccounted for from the 1950-53 Korean War.

Pochettino confirms Lloris will remain Spurs captain after drink-drive sentence
The staff, the club, the fans, us, and he said "Any decision that you take gaffer, or the club, I think is fair". All that happened (in court) is not good and he does not feel great.

The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle
This has led to the iPhone XR being variously described as " cheap ", " entry-level ", or the " budget " iPhone for this year. But beware that if you're planning to buy an iPhone 8, it won't come with a dongle, either.

Eklund - Karlsson....The Sharks are Circling...Seguin Extended. Buzz@3
The condition is if the Sharks miss the playoffs, the pick moves to 2020. "I've still got to wrap my around what's going on". The Senators also will receive a first-rounder in 2021 or 2022 if Karlsson is on an Eastern Conference roster this season.

Keegan Bradley captures BMW Championship, more with playoff victory
Only the top 30 advance to the Tour Championship, marking the first time Spieth has missed the event since turning pro. Schauffele was considered a top contender to be US Ryder Cup leader Jim Furyk's captain's choice final pick.

CDC Issues Guidance to Travelers as Influenza Season Nears
Sometimes you might not get the flu because everyone around you has the flu shot, and so you haven't been exposed to it. Scientists conduct studies each year to determine how well the influenza ( flu ) vaccine protects against flu illness.

Google has some serious plans in store for its Pixel 3 launch
As well as making a previously back-breaking 5.3g cable a feather-light 4.9g, Google has managed to improve its performance too. I'd hate to imagine the markup on these things, but you can grab the updated version from Google's store directly below.

Rat Wipes $190M Off Restaurant Chain's Value
Hotpots are prepared with a simmering pot of soup stock at the dining table and contain a variety of east Asian foodstuffs. Ms Gao said the chain had always taken great care over the quality and safety of its food.