Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

Hurricane Florence Timeline: What to Expect From the Storm Through the Weekend

Hurricane Florence Timeline: What to Expect From the Storm Through the Weekend

The National Hurricane Center said early Friday that Florence was about to make landfall in North Carolina bringing with it life-threatening storm surge and hurricane strength winds.

A storm surge of nine to 12 feet (2.7-3.6 metres) was expected along the North Carolina coast, Goldstein said, and some areas could receive as much as 40 inches (one metre) of rain.

Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and SC, and she's not going away anytime soon.

Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles from its centre, and tropical storm force winds up to 195 miles.

Hurricane Florence is located about 50 miles south of Morehead City, North Carolina and 60 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

People look out over the surf before Hurricane Florence comes ashore on Carolina Beach, North Carolina, U.S., September 13, 2018.

The full force of Hurricane Florence is expected to hit on Friday.

The result could be catastrophic inland flooding that could swamp homes, businesses, fields and industrial sites.

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage.

The American government is ready to deal with the aftermath of the hurricane but people should get out of the way, Trump said.

Photos and videos show Hurricane Florence's terrifying aftermath
They are usually bolted to the ground, but the statues' thick pedestals were uprooted and washed away, the city said . First responders have rescued and evacuated more than 2,600 people and more than 300 animals from flooded areas.

Long, the DHS IG's office, and the White House all did not respond to Politico's requests for comment.

It is unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were urged to evacuate.

-Grounded: Nearly 1,200 flights canceled through Friday.

Waves crash around the Oceana Pier as the outer edges of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast in Atlantic Beach on Thursday. The power companies expect millions of people to be without power for days.

Officials say people refusing to evacuate could end up alone, drenched and in the dark, as rescue crews won't go out to help in winds above 50 miles per hour. "At this time, we are fully focused on preparing for, responding to, and recovering from Hurricane Florence and the storms in the Pacific", DHS press secretary Tyler Houlton told Politico in a statement.

As Hurricane Florence spins counterclockwise, its strong wind causes water to pile up along the coastline.

Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia. "And by that I mean the teams and families but also the allotment of resources used for the game that could be better used somewhere else", Hunt said in a statement. And an unusual combination of other weather systems that likely will stall Florence when it hits land, allowing it to sit for days and dump huge amounts of rain.

It has become likely that the storm will reverse course early next week and turn back north toward West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, albeit significantly weakened. "If you're blowing 100 or 120 miles per hour on homes, they're going to start to deteriorate. We just want prayers from everyone". "It is imperative that everyone follow local evacuation orders".

In the tiny community of Sea Breeze near Wilmington, Roslyn Fleming, 56, made a video of the inlet where her granddaughter was baptized because "I just don't think a lot of this is going to be here" later. They also have three dogs and three parrots.

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