Hurricane Florence, Helene, Isaac in the Atlantic

Hurricane Florence Is Traveling A Similar Path As A 1933 Storm That Got Very, Very Close To D.C.

Hurricane Florence Is Traveling A Similar Path As A 1933 Storm That Got Very, Very Close To D.C.

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018 8:00 am Updated: Sep.

Henry McMaster ordered an evacuation of the state's entire coast starting at noon Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence, leaving residents of Beaufort County wondering if they will be able to return to their homes if they choose to stay this week.

Gov. Henry McMaster says he's preparing the state for winds as powerful as Hurricane Hugo, which plowed inland almost 30 years ago and caused devastating damage.

In Brunswick County, in the far southeast corner of the state, the county government ordered the mandatory evacuation of people in low-lying areas and the voluntary evacuation of other areas.

A hurricane warning is in effect from the South Santee River in SC to Duck, North Carolina.

Hurricane Florence intensified to a Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it barreled towards the US East Coast, where millions of people are bracing for potentially devastating winds and water later this week.

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. "Florence could dump a foot of rain in places that cannot handle it, making for a very scary flooding situation in some areas". President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday evening.

His campaign says it's canceling a Thursday event in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he had been scheduled to stump for the Republican senate candidate, state attorney general Josh Hawley. And in Virginia, No. 13 Virginia Tech hosts East Carolina - which has already called off classes for the rest of the week as of Tuesday afternoon - while Virginia hosts OH in afternoon games. As the forecast becomes clearer, Florence poses three challenges: coastal storm surge, strong winds and inland flooding that inundates rivers and low-lying ground.

The NHC also was tracking two other hurricanes farther out in the Atlantic: Category 1 Isaac and Category 2 Helene.

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With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas' coastline, conferences and schools are monitoring the strengthening storm's progress and exploring contingencies for games this week.

On Monday night, Cooper said North Carolina has been granted a Federal Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Florence which will speed federal aid to our state.

North Carolinians are urged to use the next couple of days to get ready for the storm, including reviewing emergency plans and gathering supplies.

By noon EDT on Monday, Florence had top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

But, as is the case with all hurricanes, Florence has undergone some changes.

Hurricane Florence continues to grow in size and magnitude as it barrels toward the U.S. East Coast.

Olivia, now a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, is forecast to weaken and approach Hawaii as a tropical storm Tuesday night into Wednesday. A Category 5 storm has the potential to cause catastrophic damage.

The center of Florence was forecast to sweep between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday before making its assault on the USA coast.

Preparations for Florence come as the Atlantic hurricane season hits its peak.

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