U.S. airlines prepare for arrival of Hurricane Florence

WATCH Virginia governor explains preparations made for Hurricane Florence

WATCH Virginia governor explains preparations made for Hurricane Florence

Governors in North and SC declared states of emergency in advance of the storm, which already was creating unsafe conditions in waters off the coast.

"This is a very unsafe hurricane", McMaster said, adding that the evacuation order for coastal counties was "mandatory, not voluntary".

The auto park has been full for three days at the Ace Hardware store in coastal Calabash, North Carolina, where manager Tom Roberts said he sold 150 gas cans in two hours Monday, along with generators, plywood, rope, manual can openers, sand bags and a plethora of other items. "We're liable to have a whole lot of flooding".

He said it could even be as big as Hurricane Hugo back in 1989, which killed 49 people and caused $7bn (£5.3bn) in damage.

"As we have seen with hurricanes in most recent years, such as Lane in Hawaii earlier this summer and Harvey last year in Texas, feet of rain can fall when these tropical storms stall", Sosnowski said.

A warm ocean is the fuel that powers hurricanes, and Florence will be moving over waters where temperatures are peaking near 85 degrees, hurricane specialist Eric Blake wrote.

"Florence has continued to rapidly strengthen", the NHC said.

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall on Thursday but swells are already affecting the US East Coat.

Nurse Barbara Mack was using a small shovel to fill sandbags at a public works facility in Charleston - but she saw a silver lining in the hurricane preparations. Half her supply was going to barricade a basement soup kitchen she managed, she said, and the other half was going to protect her own home on nearby Johns Island.

The U.S. military said it was sending an advance team to Raleigh, North Carolina, to coordinate with federal and state partners. "These tropical storms and hurricanes are very risky". "This one is different".

A category 3 hurricane has winds of 96 to 112 miles per hour, the NHC said.

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AccuWeather meteorologists believe that Florence will reach the Carolina or Virginia coasts and pose a serious threat to lives and property late this week.

Download the free AccuWeather app to stay up-to-date with Florence's expected track and impacts to the United States.

Its centre will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Centre said.

Immediately to the north of Virginia, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said his state was also was "preparing for the potential of historic, catastrophic and life-threatening flooding".

It's likelier that Central Virginia will experience heavy flooding, or that tidal flooding on the rivers will inundate the whole area.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference his state was in "the bull's eye".

"This is a huge storm", said Robert Woodward, chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners, predicting 15 to 20 inches (38 to 50 centimeters) of rain.

"There's never been a storm like Florence".

Helene - 490km west of the Cape Verde islands off the African coast - has winds up to 150km/h and is expected to continue moving west-northwest for another couple of days, the NHC said in its bulletin.

Hurricane Isaac - which late Sunday became the fifth hurricane of the season - is heading west toward the Caribbean.

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