'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence

'It Wants to Get Stronger': NOAA Hurricane Hunter Flies into Florence

Usually storms come to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic from the south - and those usually curve safely out to sea.

The hurricane centre is forecasting the storm to hover near the coast Saturday with winds of around 130 km/h before landfall, but with rainfall in the 50 to 75 centimetre range and almost four metres of storm surge.

Panovich: Right now it looks like landfall is going to occur sometime early Friday morning between, I would say, 4 a.m. and probably about 8 a.m., but it might actually never make it all the way in.

"We have seen a dramatic shift in the track", Scasny said, adding that big changes to the storm's behavior could emerge within the next two days.

DOT officials said contractors are on standby to respond to storm-related tasks and have staged equipment in different areas to have supplies available when cleanup and recovery begins.

A National Guardsman directs traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday.

Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.

"Hugo was a direct hit", he said.

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The Raiders are now undergoing a rebuild, and no player is safe going forward. He said, "I think he's scared to take shots - at least against us".

In a trailer park outside Wilmington, Alondra Espinoza was preparing to leave with her two young children.

A wind pattern that allows a storm to get strong and stay strong.

"Everything is packed", Espinoza said.

"Marshall Athletics Director Mike Hamrick and I have been in constant contact throughout the week about the game", Tanner said.

"Disaster is at the doorstep and is coming in", Cooper said.

SC will not be evacuating Ridgeland Correctional Institution, even though it's in an area that could be hit by Hurricane Florence, the newspaper The State reports. So, the winds will be winding down much quicker near the coast before those winds get up here. A Tropical Storm Warning was issued from the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort.

In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate. But at 84-years-old, he's riding out Hurricane Florence at Knightdale High School with his 16-year-old dog, Precious, and other family. With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid extremely heavy rain, sending vast amounts of manure from thousands of farms into rivers and contaminating groundwater.

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