Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

And in both states evacuations already underway. Its centre will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of South or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Centre said. The center warns that such storms will snap or uproot most trees and down power poles and that power can be out in some areas for weeks or months. "Hurricane 2nd category Helen was strong, but was expected to move North into the open ocean", write the meteorologists. Landfall is expected Thursday and the storm is projected to slow its movement to a near crawl after coming over land, which could produce torrential flooding from the mountains to the coast, forecasters said.

Here's what should you know about the path of the Category 1 storm.

A mandatory evacuation order takes effect Tuesday at noon in eight counties along South Carolina's 187-mile coastline.

Evacuation shelter locations for those evacuating from the state's northern and central coastal counties will be available on scemd.org, McMaster said.

"Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter indicate that Florence has continued to rapidly strengthen and has maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour", the National Hurricane Center tweeted around 11:30 a.m.

But, as is the case with all hurricanes, Florence has undergone some changes.

Norcross said the soggy summer will exacerbate the flooding: "And then you add to that the fact that they've had very heavy rain in the mid-Atlantic this year already, and the ground is quite saturated", he said.

Hurricane Isaac and Helene can be seen to the east of Florence. Hurricane-force winds could extend more than 50 miles from the storm's center, putting much of the state at risk of destructive winds.

"I've been doing this since 1983", Roberts said as he completed an order for another load of supplies.

Once the storm makes landfall, the threats are far from over. The storm is so huge that SC won't be spared even if it escapes the eye of the hurricane.

The vehicle 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.

As Florence approaches the coast, it is forecast to strengthen.

Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall.

"This will allow students time to travel home ahead of the hurricane", the statement said.

Classified as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane strength, Florence stood as the most severe storm to threaten the US mainland this year and the first of its magnitude to take aim at the Carolinas since 1989, when Hurricane Hugo barreled over Charleston, South Carolina. People rushed to get emergency kits ready, map out escape routes, fill sandbags and secure their homes.

Hurricanes Helene and Isaac are not expected to hit the USA mainland.

Hurricane Harvey killed 68 people and caused catastrophic flooding in Houston, while Hurricane Irma caused 129 storm-related deaths in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.

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