Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

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These categories are based only on the speed of sustained winds, not other deadly factors like storm surge, rainfall or flooding. "That's the second story of a house", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday morning.

Yes, you weren't the only one who saw it: there appears to be a very big penis heading straight for the U.S. coast. "Don't bet your life on riding out a monster".

Hurricane Florence carries a heavy risk of flash floods as it brings up to 13-foot storm surge and a possible 40 inches of rain to the Carolina coast.

Cooper and his SC counterpart, Henry McMaster, told the more than 1 million people who have been directed to leave that if they don't do so, they are on their own. The effects of torrential rain are devastating, costly, and deadly, especially in urban areas where concrete comprises the basis of most structures and makes it incredibly hard for water to drain. "I can not emphasise that enough". Florence has weakened a bit over the past 24 hours, but it has also grown larger and will likely dump torrential rain over North and SC through Monday.

As Florence closed in, some residents weighed whether to ride it out.

Other grocery stores in the city sold everything from hurricane drinks to chili dogs.

"Stay alert, stay safe, drink good beer", reads a chalkboard sign outside a bar in Wilmington, North Carolina, in the path of the approaching storm. The five adults, six children, and a dog and a cat, will leave their homes Wednesday.

Mayor Joe Benson said the storm will batter the oceanside town through two high tide periods. "If it's my time to go, I'll go".


"When that last ferry pulls out.it's unnerving to see it pull away and know, 'That's the last chance I have of getting off this island, '" she said Wednesday. "My home is all my wife and I have, materially speaking, a lifetime of stuff". A large portion of eastern North Carolina is under a tornado watch all day today and into tonight. From there, they headed to her father's home in Ohio.

"We thought it was going to be easy [to forecast]", Kourounis said. "What we will get are the remnants of the tropical storm".

The latest storm surge has some areas under over 8 feet of water.

"They try to stay open as long as they can", Kourounis said. But the danger comes not so much from the wind as from the storm surges, which could raise the sea level to 4 meters in some points and flood the coast. That forecast area also includes part of southwest Virginia.

About 300,000 people have been evacuated from South Carolina, McMaster said. McMaster ordered the closure of schools and state government offices for nonessential personnel in affected areas.

- If you have pets, remember that most public shelters allow only service animals.

And Florence remained capable of unleashing rain-fueled catastrophic flooding of rivers and low-lying areas across a wide region.

In Virginia, mandatory evacuations began Tuesday for about 245,000 residents in a portion of the Eastern Shore area. The Saffir-Simpson scale that meteorologists use to measure hurricanes reflects only the wind speeds involved in the storm, and right now Hurricane Florence's winds are hovering at maximum speeds of about 110 miles per hour (175 km/h).

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