Atlantic Canadians keep wary watch on advancing tropical storms, hurricanes

Atlantic Canadians keep wary watch on advancing tropical storms, hurricanes

Atlantic Canadians keep wary watch on advancing tropical storms, hurricanes

"Florence is expected to begin re-strengthening later today and continue a slow strengthening trend for the next day or so", said the National Hurricane Center update.

Liz Browning Fox was planning to ride out the storm on the Outer Banks, defying evacuation orders.

He encouraged citizens to use the time between now and Thursday to prepare and use common sense in staying safe.

Hurricane Florence continued its path towards the us on Tuesday with the potential to cause catastrophic damage to the coasts of the mid-Atlantic and southeastern regions, according to officials. Schools in 26 of the state's 46 counties were ordered closed from Tuesday.

According to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the first responders will be joined by a swift water rescue and urban search and rescue teams. SC is also seeing a mass exodus, after the state's governor ordered a mandatory evacuation of the coastal counties.

For those still preparing for the storm, Penske Truck Leasing has put together a tip sheet. When it reaches inland ares, far from the coast, its high winds and heavy rains will knock down trees and wreak other havoc, according to the hurricane center.

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC, facilitating federal help, and cancelled campaign events Thursday and Friday, citing the storm.

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President Donald Trump is canceling a campaign rally in advance of Hurricane Florence's landfall. It may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades.

Florence is now at a Category 4 level, the second highest classification on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, with winds now at 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour).

"On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas through Wednesday, and approach the coast of North Carolina or SC on Thursday".

The National Hurricane Center said Monday the monster storm will be close to Category 5 strength by Tuesday. "So the call to return the favor to SC now is a very important one for us to answer", Louisiana State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said.

"From eight o'clock 'til two we were slammed", said Johnson, who sold scores of bags of sand over the weekend, saving just a few to barricade the store's own doors.

"This is probably the only exercise I get this week", she quipped.

Baxley said the possibility of re-implementing the evacuation later this week "remains on the table". During that storm, only 14 lagoons out of several thousand flooded, Curliss said.

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That is only an estimate, however, since they did not study how each individual died, although they hope to conduct that study in the future.

"It doesn't matter what happened in (previous) storms", said LaRoche, a social services director. On Tuesday, I-26 patrolmen were reporting four to six times the normal congestion.

United States Coast Guard officials also ordered commercial vessels and pleasure craft to take precautions.

A state of emergency being declared in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

"This is a huge storm", said Robert Woodward, chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners.

"Every indication we have is that this is a life threatening storm and it shouldn't be taken lightly".

With the remnants of one tropical storm already dumping rain across Atlantic Canada on Tuesday, residents were keeping a close watch on three other storms churning their way across the Atlantic.

As of 8:30am the center of Florence was still around 1,020 miles east-southeast of Charleston and traveling west-northwest at 15 mph.

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As for the two other tropical storms spinning westward across the Atlantic - Isaac and Helene - both are also expected to steer clear of Canadian territory.

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