Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top U.S. official

Prince William talks about getting the work-life balance right on his first day as an air ambulance pilot

They say their house is about 20 feet above sea level.

"We are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst", Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said, noting that Florence could cause catastrophic flooding in his state. Storm surge of 13 feet on top of a high tide at 7 feet could overwhelm Carolina Beach. You're going to be displaced from your home in the coastal areas. "Flooding is nearly guaranteed".

As a result, the coastal Carolinas will suffer more than 24 hours of hurricane-force winds and storm surge, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said.

NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 300 miles across three states. However, her agency was prepared to assist neighboring SC and North Carolina, which are in the landfall bullseye for Category 4 Hurricane Florence, according to some computer models. It looks like it will be North Carolina. She warned: "All eyes are focused on this storm, Hurricane Florence".

"These enormous waves are produced by being trapped along with very strong winds moving in the same direction as the storm's motion".

More people were expected at arrive at more emergency shelters as the latest forecasts showed Hurricane Florence taking aim at the Carolinas Wednesday morning.

Meteorology director Jeff Masters at the private Weather Underground says Florence will come "roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say 'I'm not sure I really want to do this, and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland'".

The ground in Athens already is saturated from the 27 inches of rain that fell since April, so flooding remains a possibility as a result of Hurricane Florence, according to King.

With the storm churning across the Atlantic with 140 miles per hour winds, hurricane watches and warnings include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast.

A hurricane warning - meaning hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours - is in effect for a long stretch of the coast, from the Santee River in SC to Duck, N.C., which is part of the Outer Banks. That funding can not be spent on disaster response, they said. "The wind literally piles up the ocean water and pushes it on the land".

"We're a good community up there".

Laura Randolph said she felt comfortable with her plan.

There was also concern over crops.

Mayor Joe Benson of Carolina Beach, a small town near Wilmington with a permanent population of about 6,300, said he believes half of the residents have stayed on the island.

Michelle Stober loaded up valuables on Tuesday at her home on Wrightsville Beach to drive back to her primary residence in Cary, North Carolina.

The storm's path put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as it closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast.

If the track shifts farther south, impacts could worsen to include storm surge inundation, damaging winds and excessive rainfall.

The declaration was made following the latest forecast for the the hurricane, and a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management.

Because Hurricane Florence is so unbelievably massive, astronauts had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the monstrous storm from space. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

A flawless storm of unfortunate circumstances means Florence will likely be catastrophic for parts of the Southeast.

Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte.

Related News:

  • Cardi B Throws Her Shoe At Nicki Minaj In New York

    Cardi B Throws Her Shoe At Nicki Minaj In New York

    It escalated even further when Cardi threw a shoe at Nicki which prompted security to escort Cardi out of the party. It's so insane to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy... "I am my mother's kid".
    Lionel Messi finally breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus

    Lionel Messi finally breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus

    Reynold Pedros of Lyon, Japan boss Asako Takakura and Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman are in the running for best women's coach. Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi , a five-time Ballon d'Or victor , missed out on a place in the top three.
    ‘We need to grow up’: Malaysian MPs condemn caning lesbian couple

    ‘We need to grow up’: Malaysian MPs condemn caning lesbian couple

    A spokesperson for the group predicted: "People will try to track down all LGBTQ people and get them punished". The older woman did not wince, according to the newspaper, while the younger one sobbed.
  • Referee bottled Welbeck decision, claims Kane

    Referee bottled Welbeck decision, claims Kane

    De Gea made several saves, including a spectacular one-handed save from a fine Rashford header, and was congratulated by coach Luis Enrique .
    Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

    Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

    Moving southeast in the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Isaac now has winds of 50 miles per hour and is moving west at 9 miles per hour . These swells, already affecting Bermuda, "are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", the NHC said .
    China Emphasises Win Win Cooperation With Africa

    China Emphasises Win Win Cooperation With Africa

    Xi also announced that China would waive the debt of the poorest African countries that have diplomatic ties with Beijing. A China- Africa environmental cooperation centre will be set up where research on environmental issues will be conducted.
  • Lexus unveils world's 1st digital outer mirrors

    Lexus unveils world's 1st digital outer mirrors

    Whenever the driver uses the car's indicators or engages reverse "the system automatically enhances the corresponding area". The feed from the new side camera's will be displayed inside on two 5-inch displays that sit on the ES' a-pillars. .
    On Labour Day, Trump hits back at largest union leader

    On Labour Day, Trump hits back at largest union leader

    That timeline was the impetus for Trump's Friday letter to Congress notifying them of the preliminary agreement with Mexico . Continetti said the key to Trump's recent trade negotiations was concentrating on Mexico and leaving Canada to one side.
    ‘It’s good for his confidence’: Unai Emery hails Alexandre Lacazette’s Cardiff performance

    ‘It’s good for his confidence’: Unai Emery hails Alexandre Lacazette’s Cardiff performance

    The Greek defender has put Cech in worrying situations way too many times this season already. Lucas Torreira came off the bench to show everyone why he should be starting.
  • Luis Enrique admits mistake over Aspas call-up

    Luis Enrique admits mistake over Aspas call-up

    Luis Enrique's charges got their campaign underway over the weekend with a 2-1 win over England at Wembley Stadium . La Roja now top Group four in League A with six points, followed by England and Croatia respectively.
    Quarterfinals feature rematch of 2014 men’s final

    Quarterfinals feature rematch of 2014 men’s final

    Osaka celebrated her win calmly and coolly unlike the floods of tears which greeted her last-16 victory over Aryna Sabalenka . But Kei woke up and found his form and reeled off six straight games to take the second and go up in the third with a break.
    Tesla's chief accountant quits after one month on the job (TSLA)

    Tesla's chief accountant quits after one month on the job (TSLA)

    After considering it for about 3-4 seconds, Elon Musk says "I mean it's legal, right?" and takes it for a little puff himself. Musk's interview , but also Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton's resignation that was announced this week.


Most liked

'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast
Services and flights have been suspended on Thursday and Friday at Wilmington International Airport on North Carolina's coast. The gradually slowing but still life-threatening storm is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour (24 kph).

Woodward: Mattis, Kelly denials of his book quotes untrue
The book portrays Trump as an ill-informed and dishonest president and the West Wing staff as trying to minimize the damage. In early 2018, Trump sent several belligerent tweets that seemed created to taunt North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Brett Kavanaugh on recusal questions related to Mueller, Russia probe
Much of Washington has spent the week focusing on whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Each day, members of the public arrived by 7 a.m.to queue up for hearing tickets.

Mobile industry holds its breath in anticipation of latest Apple launch
The company faced development challenges, but plans to launch it as soon as this month, Bloomberg News reported earlier this year. Apple will announce its new lineup of iPhones on Wednesday, and the handsets may come with a long-awaited feature.

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4 storm, threatens Southeast U.S.
Hurricane Florence intensified Monday, becoming a Category 4 storm , according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Henry McMaster also suspended his campaign and asked President Donald Trump for a federal emergency declaration.

Serena Williams fined total of $17K at US Open
Entering the final, she had dropped just 28 games through six matches. "You will never, ever be on another court of mine. Venus Williams was also targeted by Ramos for that, and like her sister, she too denied it, saying, "I'm 36 years old".

Nadal outlasts Thiem in epic five-setter to reach semis
Nadal was shockingly shut out in the first set by a 6-0 score, before coming back to take the next two 6-4, 7-5. The semi-final will pit Nadal against third seed Juan Martin del Potro for the second successive Grand Slam.

Apple Issues Letter Responding to President Trump’s Proposed Tarrifs
Apple said the tariffs would raise the cost of its US operations and put it at a disadvantage to foreign rivals. At the same time, Apple is already using components sourced from USA manufacturers in some of its products.

Elon Musk smokes weed, talks flamethrowers on Joe Rogan podcast
Tesla is now worth roughly $US21 billion less than it was in the immediate aftermath of Musk's infamous "funding secured" tweet. Musk said he had come up with preliminary designs for a supersonic, electric plane that would take off and land vertically.

Obama blasts Trump and Republicans, urges Democrats to vote
Obama was speaking Friday at the University of IL at Urbana-Champaign, where he accepted an ethics in government award. Obama's remarks will be on "the state of our democracy", his communications director Katie Hill said in a statement.

Trump wants investigation into anonymous New York Times opinion piece
He also said the Times should publish the author's identity "for the sake of our national security". "Whereas right now we're talking about the substance of what's in the op-ed", he said .

Alex Jones takes his show to the capitol, tussles with a senator
Rubio was speaking to reporters Wednesday when Jones approached him and began asking questions. Some of the parents of the victims have sued Jones for mental and emotional distress.

Crude oil higher as weather and Iranian supply in focus
The high rig count has helped lift US crude production C-OUT-T-EIA by more than 30 percent since mid-2016 to 11 million bpd. Yesterday, WTI ended the day slightly higher while Brent crude traded at highs last seen in July earlier this year.

Steve Bannon dropped from New Yorker festival after backlash
Everyone, it seemed, was mad at the New Yorker for "normalizing" Steve Bannon , and, perhaps worse, "giving him a platform". Comedians Jimmy Fallon , Patton Oswalt and Carrey also said they wouldn't appear if Bannon was there. "Sorry, @NewYorker .

Samsung to unveil phone with four rear cameras?
For example, it has released the results of several consumer surveys that suggest that there is consumer appetite for one. Samsung is reportedly working on a smartphone with four cameras that it plans to launch this year.