Hurricane Florence's Path Remains Uncertain As Storm Closes In On Carolinas

Hurricane Florence's Path Remains Uncertain As Storm Closes In On Carolinas

Hurricane Florence's Path Remains Uncertain As Storm Closes In On Carolinas

Hurricane Florence is closing in on the East Coast, ready to deliver what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is calling "a Mike Tyson punch" starting in about 24 hours.

The hurricane center's projected track previously had Florence charging into the North Carolina coast on Friday.

The Category 4 storm was expected to start hitting the North and SC coasts sometime Thursday or Friday, and should make landfall near Wilmington, N.C., early Saturday morning, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

The storm's surge, the rise in sea water above normally dry land at the coast, could reach up to 13 feet at peak.

About 300,000 people have been evacuated from South Carolina, McMaster said.

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Shelves at a store in Raleigh, North Carolina, emptied of supplies as people stock up ahead of Hurricane Florence. More than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate the coastlines of the Carolinas and Virginia.

Energy companies have also warned that the storm could knock out power for the foreseeable future in some areas. They warned that the storm could unleash catastrophic flooding from southern Virginia to southern Georgia and stretch hundreds of miles inland.

When the National Hurricane Updates shared a map of the category four hurricane, dubbed "the storm of a lifetime", on Facebook, people were quick to compare the pink round-headed shape displaying the devastation to something a lot less serious. 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.

Storm surges up to 3.9 meters (13 feet), the possibility of tornados and nearly a meter of rain in some areas of North and SC were expected when Hurricane Florence makes landfall late Thursday.

"The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety", Deal said.

Saturday's scheduled game between SC and Marshall has been canceled.

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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.

Though Florence won't be making landfall until Friday, tropical-storm-force winds - 39 to 73 miles per hour (63 to 117 km/h) - will begin whipping through coastal regions as early as tomorrow, making it exceptionally risky to be outside, Graham said.

In Virginia, where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florences path largely missing the state.

An executive order from the Myrtle Beach City Manager says no one can go into the ocean as Hurricane Florence approaches.

"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said.

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00 hour, the Red Cross released a statement that about 1,600 people spent last night in shelters in North and SC.

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