Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence

  • Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence

Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence

A storm surge watch is in effect for Edisto Beach, SC, to South Santee River, SC, and for north of Duck, NC, to the North Carolina/Virginia border. "If God's coming for you, you can't run from him".

"Today is the time to get your preparedness actions complete", he said. Its new path indicates that after arriving in the area near Wilmington, North Carolina, the storm will dip to the south before resuming a western course, the FWS explained in the statement.

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

But the real threat from Florence isn't from wind, it's from water, with the National Hurricane Center warning of "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall". Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland have declared states of emergency. Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov.

Olivia is the first tropical cyclone to make landfall on Maui in modern history, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 miles per hour, but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage. Areas from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout face a potential 9 to 13 feet of storm surge, the National Hurricane Center warns, on top of the normal tides. Heavy rains were forecast to extend into the Appalachian Mountains, affecting parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Many people in coastal communities have followed the mandatory evacuation orders, but some are vowing to stay put and ride it out.

"But I'm not afraid", he said.

You can also review the South Carolina Emergency Management Division's checklist for preparation. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday night, will be played at 4 p.m.at North Carolina. He adds, "Businesses in Myrtle Beach are to have operations ceased and secured by 5 this afternoon".

The hurricane, whose strength has been compared to a direct hit by Mike Tyson, advances with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometres per hour.

"The Medical University of South Carolina Hospital says they are prepared to care for their patients".

In Wilmington, the fire department is urging people to prepare for at least seven days of hardship, collecting water and nonperishable foods. With about $30 billion in damages, Hurricane Ike was, at the time, the second-costliest US hurricane on record.

Abrams says he expects Hurricane Florence to bring 10 to 20 inches of rain in most places and that the Carolinas can expect extensive flooding.

"This is a very risky storm", he said.

Now, many more people and houses are set to endure hurricane-force winds, which extend 80 miles out from Florence's center.

"But that's not going to be until Monday", Eliasen said".

"More significant weakening is forecast on Saturday as Florence moves farther inland over central SC", the NHC said on Thursday.

Winds were already picking up along the coastline on Thursday morning and some minor flooding was reported on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and in some coastal towns.

"As it tracks towards the United Kingdom it will degrade - it will become an ex-tropical storm".

"In [regions] where we have known precipitation extremes, we have been able to detect an increase in precipitation extremes due to a warming climate."