Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall
14 September, 2018, 12:51 | Author: Darnell Taylor
Hurricane Florence was downgraded to a Category 1 storm late Thursday night, as it approached shore - but officials warned it was still very risky. Florence is expected to arrive in southeastNorth Carolina on Friday morning before drifting south into SC.
Unrelated to Florence, Conowingo Dam owner Exelon Corp. opened more than a dozen of the structure's floodgates Wednesday night and into Thursday.
"The worst of the storm is not yet here but these are early warnings of the days to come", he said. "I am frightened about what's coming".
"We live in a mobile home so we were just like 'No way, '" she said.
Folks in Charleston, South Carolina, who have chosen not to evacuate, are preparing for a nasty storm that could make landfall right in their backyard.
Some 11,000 power outages have been reported in North Carolina.
Utility companies said millions were expected to lose power and restoration could take weeks.
Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did.
Even if you know nothing about hurricanes, an unavoidable sense of doom and destruction overtakes you when you look at this image of Hurricane Florence as it moves inexorably toward North and SC. "The storm surge forecast associated with this storm has not changed".
The torrential rainfall could last for significant periods and cause catastrophic flooding, including in inland areas such as Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.
Another live stream at Wilmington Tower, which usually broadcasts sweeping views of the North Carolina landscape, shows storm clouds rolling in over the ocean.
Near the beach in Wilmington, a Waffle House restaurant, part of a chain with a reputation for staying open during disasters, had no plan to close even if power was lost. It had long lines on Thursday.
In Sea Breeze, Roslyn Fleming, 56, made a video of the inlet where her granddaughter was baptised because "I just don't think a lot of this is going to be here" after the storm, she told Reuters news agency.
"This storm will bring destruction", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.
Instead, they drove 240km inland to his mother's house in Durham.
"For everyone thinking they can ride this storm out, I have news for you: that will be one of the biggest mistakes you can make in your life".
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Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Mr Cooper's office said the current emergency declaration was helping state officials prepare for the storm.
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Duke Energy has around 4 million customers in North and SC , and says it could take several weeks to restore the electricity. Across several eastern states, residents scrambled to leave as the Category 4 storm, with winds of 225kmh, approached.
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She packed up what she could and took a ferry Tuesday night. "We made it then and I know my small town can pull it together now". Up to 1.7 million people have now been ordered to leave their homes as the United States braces for Hurricane Florence .
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