The Triad has around a 50% chance of having sustained Tropical Storm force winds. Expected to make landfall by Friday , the impact of the storm will be widespread, with destructive winds, life-threatening storm surge, risky surf, torrential rainfall, flooding and the potential for tornadoes.
The military announced Saturday morning it was deploying almost 200 soldiers to assist in Hurricane Florence response and recovery efforts, along with 100 trucks and equipment. The weather event has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but forecasters still warn of life-threatening storm surges. About 10 million people could be affected by the storm.
A spokeswoman said: "Basically Helene is in the Atlantic at the moment and is crossing the Atlantic and is expected to track towards the UK". A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police.
With little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane-strength winds are expanding, reaching 40 miles from the eye of the storm, with tropical storm-force winds reaching up to 150 miles. "I would say everybody should get out". That Category 4 storm destroyed 15,000 buildings and 19 people in North Carolina. "This is going to produce heavy rainfall, and it may not move very fast".
At least five people were killed. "Now is the time to get yourself to a safe place and stay there". Waterkeepers, a watchdog group, said it plans to take airplane and boat trips near flooded industrial sites and gather water samples. "Floodwaters may enter numerous structures, and some may become uninhabitable or washed away", the Weather Service warned. "Honestly, I'm not sure" why some people refused to follow evacuation orders, David Cotton, county manager for North Carolina's Onslow ...
Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane with 120 miles per hour winds on Thursday but dropped to Category 1 before coming ashore. A simulation of Florence for Saturday as the storm tracks over SC. Cuthbert Langley, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross in South Carolina, told HuffPost that the organization has more than 1,500 disaster response volunteers spread across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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Cooper said Florence would "continue its violent grind across the state for days". Forecasters said conditions will only get more lethal as the storm smashes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and crawls slowly inland.
Chris Landsea, chief of the analysis and forecast branch, told the Associated Press that such waves are entirely possible within the storm, but there's also a chance "radar misinterpreted rain as an 83-foot wave". A unsafe Hurricane Florence is steadily making its way to the U.S. East Coast. "Isaac is a small hurricane and uncertainty in the forecast is greater than normal", the National Hurricane Center reported Monday at 11 a.m.
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The hurricane's " cone of uncertainty " shifted south to contain a larger area of southeastern SC this morning - including Beaufort County. But most people are more concerned about wind damage than storm surge, Baker said . Walking his dog along empty streets, Belli said he's well stocked with food and water. "I'll leave if the winds are still above 130 miles per hour, because my house hasn't been built to resist more", he said.
Hurricane warnings continue in parts of eastern North Carolina and northern coastal SC. Hurricane Florence has changed course, according to the latest weather models. There are generally three components to a hurricane; strong winds, storm surge and heavy rain. "I'm staying. The building's solid and Buddha will protect us", she told AFP news agency.
Emergency officials say they're keeping a close eye on the forecast and where to move resources to respond to the storm. Enough rain could fall to break North Carolina's record for a tropical storm - 24 inches - set near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Service's national prediction center.
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AccuWeather meteorologist Brett Rossi said the ground in North and SC and Virginia is already saturated from recent rains. There is now officially a state of emergency in New Hanover County as Hurricane Florence approaches. The storm is forecast to move generally in a westward direction over the coming days, with an increase in forward speed during the early part of the week.
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. The most threatening one is Hurricane Isaac which is expected to make landfall later this week in the Windward Islands - which includes Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and Grenada - before heading toward the central part of the Caribbean.
He told The Chronicle Sunday that once Florence hits land, destructive winds and enormous rainfall flooding may take hold of the area. CNN's forecasters warn that Florence could be the strongest and most devastating hurricane to hit North and SC in about three decades.
As of 2 p.m. Friday, it was pinpointed about 1,375 miles east of Hilo and 1,550 miles east of Honolulu. Olivia is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 miles per hour, and is expected to keep on this path until it makes a gradual turn toward the west is expected Saturday night or Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.
North and SC and Virginia have all declared states of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Florence . After passing the Cabo Verde Islands the system was not expected to pose a direct threat to land for at least several days. SC coastal areas can expect tropical storm force winds by Thursday morning on the storm's latest track, according to John Quagliariello from the National Weather Service in Columbia.
The storm's center will approach the U.S. Southeast coast on Thursday after passing between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday. Forecasters say it's too soon to tell where the storm will go because there's still a lot of uncertainty in its long-term track.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Friday evening. The storm has maximum sustained winds of about 65 miles per hour (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Large swells will also begin affecting the US Southeast coast, with larger waves and rough surf as early as this weekend, increasing through next week.
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After hours of protests and contentious exchanges, Kavanaugh's remarks felt disingenuous and sounded flat-as though his only goal was to simply survive the hearing process. "There will be sparks at this hearing". "Their motives are clear", Crapo said. The Senate is likely to vote on confirmation by the end of September.
Hurricane AlexJanuary 14, 2016 - Subtropical Storm Alex develops into a hurricane, the first hurricane to form in January since 1938.January 15, 2016 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone. Tropical Storm GraceSeptember 5, 2015 - Tropical Storm Grace forms.September 8, 2015 - Weakens to a tropical depression. Increased activity due to lessening wind shear Wind shear helps in keeping tropical depressions from forming, and right now, the wind shear appears to be decreasing.
We are still seeing the GFS bring this up to hurricane strength while the Euro tops this out at tropical storm strength. We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but shifts in the forecast track are certainly possible. Most of the forecast models call for significant intensification, yet they all agree in forecasting the system to move to the north and out into the open Atlantic somewhere between 40 and 50 degrees West by one week from today.
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The storm was packing winds of 150 miles (240 kilometers) per hour and was 620 miles (990 kilometers) southeast of Honolulu at 1500 GMT, the center said. Rainfall of 20 inches (51 cm) in some areas could lead to major flash flooding, landslides and mudslides, the NWS said. Forecasters said it was still uncertain whether the eye of the powerful hurricane would hit land in the US island chain, whose Big Island is reeling from a three-month eruption of Kilauea volcano.
Hurricane Lane could make landfall on any or multiple islands, and may bring strong winds, heavy rains, flooding, high surf and storm surges. "One thing is for sure, the coast will continue to feel the impacts of swell, gradually increasing with the approaching storm to a peak around mid-week with strong surf (large waves for some of the well-exposed areas)", Warren said .