Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here

Arturo Kim
September 11, 2018

"To the incredible citizens of North Carolina, South Carolina and the entire East Coast - the storm looks very bad!" tweeted the president. If Florence slows to a crawl just off the coast, it could bring torrential rain to the Appalachian mountains and as far away as West Virginia, causing flash floods, mudslides and other unsafe conditions. Forecasters predict it will make landfall sometime late Thursday. "And when it hits the Gulf Stream in warmer water, it's going to [intensify] even more".

South Carolina's Governor Henry McMaster has told people they need to leave the area by noon on Tuesday. He estimated that about 1 million people will be affected by the order, including residents and visitors. "This might be inconvenient for some people but we can worry about the inconvenience later". He added that the disruption was worth the effort to save lives. "Storm Surge and Hurricane watches are likely be issued for portions of these areas on Tuesday", said the NHC.

Authorities anxious about the storm's potential to unleash prolonged torrential rains and widespread flooding across several states, especially if it lingers inland for several days.

Public schools and state agencies in 26 counties will also be closed Tuesday until further notice, authorities said. He also noted that he'd been in contact with the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia to assure them the federal government was available to provide assistance.

"Where should residents of "Zone A" evacuate to?"

"Take steps now", said North Carolina governor Roy Cooper over the weekend.

"We haven't plywooded our house for several years but I am for this one", Pahl, who serves as a Hyde County commissioner said in a phone interview.

This storm is lined up behind Florence in the Atlantic. He was due to campaign for Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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A third Atlantic storm, Hurricane Helene, is not expected to impact any land in the coming days as it moves north over open water.

"Don't concentrate on the exact forecast track of Hurricane Florence". It's possible it could become a Category 5 storm.

Before that, Hurricane Hugo made landfall just north of Charleston, W. Va., at Category 4 strength in 1989. It's now about 575 miles southeast of Bermuda, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an 12 p.m.

Officials in North Carolina have already issued mandatory evacuation orders for coastal Dare County and Hatteras Island.

Amtrak is also waiving fees for travelers and said it will accommodate customers on other trains.

Isaac is smaller and weaker than Florence.The NHC expects it to be downgraded to a tropical storm by Friday and Saturday as it moves near or south of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

The first effects were already being seen on barrier islands as unsafe rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway. Beachgoers have been warned to avoid the ocean, and ferries that service the state's coast have been canceled.

According to the Daily Mail, one person has drowned and two more were injured at Daytona Beach, Florida, after choppy waters caused by Florence led to risky surfing conditions.

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