Hurricane Florence's onslaught threatens disaster in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence's onslaught threatens disaster in North Carolina

Hurricane Florence's onslaught threatens disaster in North Carolina

The effects of Hurricane Florence have already arrived on the East Coast of the USA, where massive floods have already begun and as much asthe National Hurricane Center forecasts 40 inches of rain and 11 feet of flooding from the storm surge. "You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU". "We know we're in for a long haul here", he said of the forecast for the coming days.

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday morning in Wrightsville, North Carolina bringing with it life-threatening storm surges and 90mph winds.

Latest observations place the hurricane about five miles east of Wilmington, North Carolina - with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph.

"In addition to the ongoing, unsafe storm surge and flash flooding, will be a long-term river flood threat WELL INLAND as very heavy rainfall continues to fall in the coming days".

As Hurricane Florence unleashes a deluge upon North Carolina, the city of New Bern has found itself inundated with floodwater, forcing hundreds of residents to call for help.

Hurricane Florence, as seen from the International Space Station. He said parts of North Carolina had seen storm surges - the bulge of seawater pushed ashore by the hurricane - as high as 10 feet.

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The storm is already causing power outages, with Duke Energy reporting almost 240,000 customers have lost power in North and SC - but projects 1 to 3 million people could lose power.

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Coastal towns in the Carolinas were largely empty, and schools and businesses closed as far south as Georgia.

Florence's 18 trillion gallons is as much water as there is in the entire Chesapeake Bay. Ocean water flowed between homes and on to streets on the Outer Banks; waves crashed against wooden fishing piers. The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines.

In Jacksonville, North Carolina, next to Camp Lejeune, firefighters and police fought wind and rain as they went door-to-door to pull people out of the Triangle Motor Inn after the structure began to crumble and the roof started to collapse.

Videos on social media show the water reaching the windows of some houses in the Belhaven area. "We have two boats and all our worldly possessions", said Susan Patchkofsky, who refused her family's pleas to evacuate and stayed at Emerald Isle with her husband.

Sheets of rain splattered against windows of a hotel before daybreak in Wilmington, where Sandie Orsa of Wilmington sat in a lobby lit by emergency lights after the electricity went out. Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.

Roughly 1 million people are under evacuation orders.

Maue calculates that 34 million people in the US are forecast to get at least 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of rain from Florence, with more than 5.7 million probably getting at least a foot, and about 1.5 million getting 20 inches (51 centimeters) or more.

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