Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Florence Expected To Be Cat 4 Hurricane As It Nears Eastern Seaboard

Florence Expected To Be Cat 4 Hurricane As It Nears Eastern Seaboard

According to The Weather Channel, a typhoon named Mangkhut is also intensifying in the western Pacific and is on track to hit Guam, Rota, Saipan and Tinian on Monday.

The chances that Fayetteville and southeastern NC could be spared from hurricane-force winds and serious flooding appear to be diminishing, as the latest update Sunday morning projects the storm could hit the Carolinas by late in the week. He tweeted on Friday: "Globally, this is a remarkable day". The storm was centered about 765 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 6 mph.

At 0300 GMT Issac was about 1,305 miles east of the Windward Islands - a region still recovering from last year´s powerful Hurricane Maria - with winds of 75 miles per hour.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Florence has restrengthened into a hurricane.

Officials in the Carolinas warned residents to prepare and to brace for impact.

"A little disappointing because we didn't go to Bermuda", is how Susan Lefave put it to the Canadian broadcaster CTV.

McMaster was among several governors to declare a state of emergency over the weekend.

"We are entering the peak of hurricane season and we know well the unpredictability and power of these storms", Cooper said.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster also declared a state of emergency on Saturday, and South Carolina's Emergency Management Division urged South Carolina residents to begin preparing their property for Florence's effects.

Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US
Hurricane Florence gaining strength as it heads toward US coast

McMaster said he had asked President Donald Trump to declare a federal emergency in SC in anticipation of the storm's arrival. "We are asking for authorization in advance to. get reimbursed for expenses, for people, machinery and assets we may need to clean up and fix whatever damage results from what is now a hurricane". "Make your plans now", he said.

All government services will remain in operation tomorrow as Hurricane Florence passes to the south of the island.

Some people far from the coast have already started to prepare for Hurricane Florence.

As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington encouraged its students to leave campus for a safer location.

In the simulations, the European model focuses the heaviest rainfall in north central North Carolina and southwest Virginia - up to one to two feet or more, falling between Wednesday night and Monday night. "They're coming in and buying water and plates, and that's about all they're buying". "The majority of inland flood fatalities occur in vehicles". The storm is 195 miles west-southwest of Cabo Verde, an archipelago nation near the African coast.

The latest projection for the path of the storm, released Sunday evening, showed the storm track centered just north of the Carolinas border with forecasters predicting it will be a "dangerous major hurricane" by the time it reaches the coast later in the week.

Helene is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour, packing maximum-sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. What's worrisome is that the storm could stall at that point and wring out heavy, flooding rains throughout the area.

How intense will the hurricane be? "We're well into the alphabet".

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