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Florence's intensity has diminished since it roared ashore along the USA mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a hurricane. It was moving north at 10 miles per hour. But one group of dedicated firefighters who were working in hurricane conditions in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Friday paused to kneel and pray outside a home that experienced awful tragedy as a result of Hurricane Florence .
Up to 6 more inches of rain could fall in parts of North Carolina and Virginia from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening, forecasters said. Downgraded to a Tropical Storm, its core is now drifting westward over SC, threatening more flash floods and major river flooding.
The Lumber River, near Lumberton , North Carolina, will rise into major flood stage Sunday morning. In Wilmington , the state's eighth-largest city, residents waited for hours outside stores and restaurants for necessities such as water.
The storm killed at least 11 people in North Carolina , including a mother and child killed by a falling tree, state officials said. Higher rainfall amounts are possible. "We have 4,200 damaged homes", Mayor Dana Outlaw told CNN. 30-year-old Rhonda R. Hartley died early Sunday after driving a pickup truck into standing water near Gilbert, South Carolina, losing control and hitting a tree, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.
A 78-year-old man was electrocuted attempting to connect extension cords while another man died when he was blown down by high winds while checking on his hunting dogs, a county spokesman said. More than 22,600 people were housed in 150 shelters statewide, including schools, churches and Wake Forest University's basketball arena. According to Doll, many areas in North Carolina are seeing somewhere between 10 and 20 inches of rain.
He said hurricane-force winds extend outward 80 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extend almost 200 miles out. That would actually be Florence's storm surge, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind does. Officials say the storm will pack a severe punch and bring a region with 10 million people a "deadly" storm surge, historic flooding and catastrophic winds.
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Winds continue at more than 70 miles per hour. Eventually, a volunteer rescue team from IN arrived with a boat and rescued them. "Do not go, and stay in place". The park became as soon as mostly underwater by evening, as the below ahead of-and-after photo presentations. Shaken after seeing waves crashing on the Neuse River just outside his house in New Bern, restaurant owner and hurricane veteran Tom Ballance wished he had evacuated.
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Nearly 800,000 people are reported to be without power already in North Carolina , and officials have warned restoring electricity could take days or even weeks. The hurricane was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico previous year.
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Collins said that Duke does not want Brunswick County residents to be anxious about the shutdown, but to focus on staying safe. Bobby Brown, 50, with his granddaughter Lyric, 1, during a power outage in Florence, South Carolina, U.S., September 14, 2018.
The storm was a risky Category 4 hurricane Wednesday but has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm Thursday. It is now at Category 1. A weather channel has painted a confronting picture of the worst case scenario for Hurricane Florence, which is now hitting the east coast of the United States.
Form for signing up for free newsletter. Two women who were riding out the storm dance to the music outside the Barbary Coast bar in downtown Wilmington , N.C., as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast, September 13, 2018. About 1.7 million people have been told to evacuate from coastal areas in the two Carolinas and Virginia. Massive power outages were reported , and downtown streets had fallen trees, broken storefront windows and damaged street signs.
I think it was done out of the kindness of his heart. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles. The hurricane came ashore early on Friday, pounding the state with torrential rain and high winds. "The amount of fear and stress we were experiencing - I was starting to crack", she said.
The storm, expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday , may trigger "catastrophic flash flooding", the National Weather Service said . Florence will likely weaken to a Category 1 storm Friday or Saturday . Hurricane Florence , a sturdy Class four storm, may perchance well perchance presumably stall upon reaching the Carolina cruise and fabricate a diminutive shift south in direction of SC once it makes landfall, changing into "a serious flooding tournament", per Fox Data ...
President Donald Trump has states of emergency for North and SC along with Virginia. "This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", according to NHC. A man runs past a mandatory evacuation sign before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. However, hurricane watches are in effect for Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica, while storm warnings have been issued for Antigua, Montserrat and St.
Hurricane Hunter aircraft measured Florence's sustained winds at 75 miles per hour, keeping the storm as a very weak Category 1 hurricane as of 1 p.m. At 5 p.m., Florence was centered about 50 miles (75 kilometers) west-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina , and about 25 miles (45 kilometers) northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
More than 1 million people, mainly in North Carolina, were without power a day after Florence made landfall a few miles east of Wilmington as a howling Category 1 hurricane. "The cost to SC, if that happens, if the storm continues the way it is going, could be in the billions", Dahler said. SC recorded its first death from the storm, with officials saying a 61-year-old woman was killed when her vehicle hit a tree that had fallen across a highway.
Cooper said others should not follow suit. More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. The centre of the slow-moving storm, downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane after it came ashore Friday afternoon, was almost stalled over SC early Saturday, about 55 kilometres west of Myrtle Beach, moving west-southwest at just 8 km/h and scooping massive amounts of moisture from the sea.
Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Forecasters have warned of life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding, damaging winds, and risky rip currents along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
In general, south eastern sections of North Carolina like Wilmington and Fayetteville are at risk of flooding. New Bern, home to approximately 30,000 people, sits about 37 miles northeast of Jacksonville on the banks of the Neuse River. "Please be safe and be smart and use your common sense", Cooper added. Florence made landfall near Wilmington, N.C., on morning Friday as a Category 1 storm.
Hurricane Florence is nearing the southeast US coast, and the National Hurricane Center is providing frequent updates about the storm's movements. The National Weather Service is forecasting "significant" river flooding, especially in the northeastern portion of the state.
Rescue helicopters and trucks that can navigate floodwaters are also standing by. The National Hurricane Center warned the threat of tornadoes was increasing as Florence neared shore and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said the heavy rains could trigger landslides in the western part of his state.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general is also probing communications between Long and a FEMA contractor that may include discussions about future employment, a source told the Journal. FEMA is already under scrutiny as the potentially devastating Hurricane Florence prepares to make landfall along the Carolina coast. FEMA abruptly ended the question-and-answer session with reporters on Thursday after they pressed Long about the investigation.
The storm was about 435 miles southeast of Wilmington , N.C., and moving northwest at about 16 mph. More than a million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas ahead of the arrival of Florence, which boasts sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.
In Wilmington, a city of about 120,000 people on North Carolina's Atlantic coastline along the Cape Fear River that is home to historic mansions and even a decommissioned World War Two-era battleship, streets were strewn with downed tree limbs and carpeted with leaves and other debris.