Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center is predicting that Florence will become a tropical storm tomorrow (Sept. The rising sea crept towards the two-storey home of Tom Copeland, who lives on a spit of land surrounded by water in Swansboro. Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington , and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City.
The child's father was injured and taken to a hospital. A spokesperson in North Carolina's Pender County also said another woman died of an unspecified health condition after calling emergency services, as medics could not reach her because fallen trees were blocking the road.
The storm is located about 1,350 miles south-southwest of the Azores, and it is moving north-northwest at 14 mph. Meanwhile in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Olivia was close to Hawaii, where tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect, according to the Pacific Hurricane Center .
The rain turned sideways Thursday, rivers swelled and floodwaters began to fill streets, as massive Hurricane Florence trudged toward North Carolina . In some counties, almost 1 in 3 people live below the poverty line. More than 10 million people are under watches and warnings, the Associated Press reported .
The result could be catastrophic inland flooding that could swamp homes, businesses, fields and industrial sites. North Carolina corrections officials said more than 3,000 people were relocated from adult prisons and juvenile centres in the path of Florence, and more than 300 county prisoners were transferred to state facilities.
Cooper said Florence would "continue its violent grind across the state for days". New Hanover County officials said Thursday morning that it could accept more residents seeking shelter at Trask Middle School, Eaton Elementary School, Codington Elementary School, the Johnson Pre-K Center and Noble Middle School.
At the time, the storm carried winds of about 90 miles per hour (145 km/h), making it a Category 1 storm, but that ranking belies the hurricane's massive clouds and the downpour it is visiting on the coastline, with some areas already drenched in 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain .
Up to 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been given voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders , according to emergency management officials, as the storm churned across the Atlantic Ocean towards the coast.
Florence, however, continues to threaten the east coast as a fierce storm that could trigger flooding as far south as Georgia. The storm has 45 miles per hour sustained winds with higher-speed gusts. East Coast and the Caribbean, a fourth is getting ready to roll over the Hawaiian Islands. Swells generated by Isaac will begin to affect portions of the Lesser Antilles this afternoon.
Hurricane Helene , Subtropical Storm Joyce and the potential disturbance are not expected to affect land in the next five days, if at all. Forecasters said conditions will only get more lethal as the storm smashes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and crawls slowly inland.
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Meanwhile, the Lesser Antilles are watching Tropical Storm Isaac , which was downgraded from a hurricane earlier Tuesday. Two other storms are spinning in the Atlantic. After the storm hits, staff are prepared to inspect the sites by foot, boat, and drone. "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
According to CNN , the hurricane hit the east coast of the U.S. with 90-mph winds and relentless rain. The storm made landfall near Wrightsville Beach at 7:15 a.m. Back in 2012, a new law in North Carolina caused Stephen Colbert to do a double-take: "If your science gives you a result you don't like, pass a law saying the result is illegal", he said at the time .
Whale experts feared the orca was dead earlier this month when J50 lagged behind her family and went missing. "We're watching a population marching toward extinction", Ken Balcomb of the Centre for Whale Research said on Thursday. He believes she died between last Friday and Monday. "This is a very sick whale", Joe Gaydos, a wildlife veterinarian with the SeaDoc Society involved in the effort to save J50, told the AP.
Mr Cox was reportedly one of the last members of the newsroom to stay behind to keep residents "up to date" on Hurricane Florence . So how are these people preparing? Forecasters say the storm is likely to remain constant in strength, weakening only after the center of the storm moves inland.
Hurricane florence is the most powerful storm to emerge from the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Though Florence has weakened slightly, it's still a very unsafe storm, and a life-threatening storm surge and rainfall are expected. The most severe winds are expected near the border of North Carolina and SC. "Finally I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence".
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Officials warn of life-threatening storm surges in North and SC as the hurricane moves towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph (150 km/h). It is forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday Friday. Two detention facilities in SC that are within government-mandated evacuation zones will not relocate inmates ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall there.
More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm approached, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. FEMA has warned that while downgraded, the storm will still generate life threatening storm surge and rainfall in North and SC.
A high-definition camera outside the International Space Station captured video Tuesday. Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you. The US National Hurricane Centre has warned that Hurricane Florence will bring "life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding" to North and SC. Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and SC, and she's not going away anytime soon.
From the Ocracoke Inlet to the North Carolina-Virginia border and from the South Santee River to North Myrtle Beach, the NHC forecast that water could rise as high as 6 feet. The Michigan-sized storm is set to linger for days and cause catastrophic flooding with up to four feet of rain and 13-foot storm surges. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
The News & Observer reports that the storm's path shifted early Wednesday and it is now bearing down on southern North Carolina and northern SC, where it could dump up to 40 inches of rain in places. Governor Deal said yesterday: "The state is mobilising all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence ". "This is a very unsafe hurricane", Mr McMaster said, adding that the evacuation order for coastal counties was "mandatory, not voluntary".
More than one million people had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of North and SC and Virginia and thousands moved to emergency shelters, officials said. "It's going to coming roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say 'I'm not sure I really want to do this and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland, '" said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground.
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Most of the North and SC coastlines are under storm surge and hurricane warnings or watches. As of 11 p.m. EDT, Florence was centered about 50 miles south of Morehead, North Carolina, and 70 miles east-south-east of Wilmington, NC, moving at 5 mph.
REUTERS/Chris KeanePeople walk past a boarded up building before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, U.S., September 12, 2018. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents. Toronto-Dominion Bank has temporarily closed some of its locations in the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence approaches the USA east coast.
They also instituted a 24-hour curfew. Mayor Joe Benson said the storm will batter the oceanside town through two high tide periods. NHC Director Ken Graham said on Facebook the storm surges could push in as far as 2 miles (3 km). "The vast majority of the time the horses know what to do, and they are able to get to higher ground or protect themselves", said Gillikin. Bertha Bradley said she has never favored evacuating ahead of hurricanes.
But the most risky threat comes from Florence's rains and storm surge, which could bring flooding far inland. "This large-scale feature is expected to keep the hurricane moving northwestward today, followed by a turn toward the west at a much slower speed on Friday as the ridge to the north of Florence weakens due to a weak shortwave trough dropping slowly southward from the Ohio Valley".
Its expected sluggishness is becoming more common, possibly a result of climate change, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate scientist and hurricane expert Jim Kossin. Some flooding was forecast early in the day for parts of North Florida, but those forecasts were adjusted later to include high swells and minor coastal flooding at high tide.
The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous pig farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons. "People are getting frantic, I know some people were upset when we were out of gas", Schrock said in a phone interview. The Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1, but cooler water and higher wind shear - winds moving at different speeds and directions - early in the season ...