'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding

'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding

So you know, where we've been able to deploy resources closer to the coast when we had major hurricanes like this that maybe skirt the coast and then move up the coast of North Carolina, up the eastern seaboard - this one seems to be coming into the Wilmington area and then goes right through the state.

That's why the Hyde County Commission decided Monday to cancel all reservations and tolls on the ferry. Ray Cooper said at a news conference Monday.

Mass evacuations were ordered along the U.S. Atlantic Coast as Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm and the most powerful to menace the region in almost three decades, barreled toward the region on Tuesday.

The Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands jutting into the Atlantic, are remote. A stall or slow forward speed would also greatly enhance inland flooding of streams and rivers. There aren't many bridges.

In South Carolina, McMaster's evacuation orders affect about 1 million residents and tourists across eight low-lying counties.

She and her husband would decide Tuesday morning whether to evacuate their family of two kids and a dog, said LaRoche. "Visitors should take all personal belongings and follow instructions from their property management company".

McMaster said the state will reverse lanes on four main roads - so that all lanes are leading away from the coast - to facilitate the evacuation.

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The high will guide Florence more toward the west-northwest around the middle of the week. "The best thing to do is to get out of the county". Even before the evacuation order, Dare County emergency officials warned that rough seas and strong rip currents already were creating risky conditions. It's forecasted to hit the Carolinas on Thursday and Friday.

By way of comparison, the maximum intensity of Hurricane Maria, the storm system which path of destruction left nearly 3,000 people dead in Puerto Rico, was 277.8 km/h, (150 knots), the NHC said. The store is also ordering more water, plywood and sand. They've purchased a generator, a box fan, five cases of water, four bags of ice, snacks, canned food, flashlights, batteries and pet food, he said.

"The federal government stands ready to assist", she said.

South Carolina's governor Henry McMaster too.

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools announced they are not altering their schedule for Tuesday and will continue to monitor conditions.

Lining up behind Florence, Isaac was about 1,150 miles (1,855 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands with top winds of 75 mph (120 kph) early Monday, moving west at 14 mph (22 kph). "We encourage anyone in the path of these storms to prepare themselves and to heed the warnings of State and Local officials", he said in a tweet.

While the military has moved 30 Navy ships based in Norfolk, Virginia, including the aircraft carriers USS George H.W. Bush and USS Abraham Lincoln, nearly 1,000 National Guard troops have been activated in North and SC to help with any possible hurricane-related problems.

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