Farmers Brace For Losses From Florence During Harvest Season

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After making landfall this Friday (Sept. 14), the massive storm will now "wobble" southward and then head west, making a "big, grand tour" of the southeastern United States, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) meteorologist Kevin Scasny said in a statement released today (Sept. 12).

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police.

People being rescued by the US Army, in New Bern, North Carolina.

"This is not going to be a glancing blow", the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Jeff Byard said in Washington.

This is according to data from poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA's electrical power grid. By Monday the storm, eroding toward becoming an extratropical low, will move north across western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee as it moves up the Appalachian Mountains - potentially dumping even more rain in the Ohio River watershed, where rivers are already high from moisture carried north by the remains of tropical storm Gordon. "It be chilling, even from condo", stated Alexander Gerst, an astronaut with the European Attach Company who currently lives on ISS, on Twitter.On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category Four storm - will in all probability gradual down and switch south after slamming the East Stagger.Extra than a million folks were ordered to evacuate coastal areas sooner than the appearance of Florence, which boasts sustained winds of 130 miles per hour.

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The National Hurricane Center downgraded it to a tropical storm on Friday afternoon, but warned that life-threatening storm surges, in which water is pushed by a storm over land that would normally be dry, catastrophic freshwater flooding were still expected.

"The time to prepare is nearly over", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a morning news conference.

More than 60 people, including many children, were evacuated from a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after strong winds collapsed part of the roof. Most of the outages are in North Carolina, though several thousand are without power in SC.

The hurricane came ashore early on Friday, pounding the state with torrential rain and high winds.

About 1,600 animals at the North Carolina Zoo are hunkered down, with zoo workers moving swiftly to get elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees and hundreds of other species indoors to safety.

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Farmers have learned lessons from past storms - most recently the devastating flooding of 2016's Hurricane Matthew, but this storm will rip through the state during what is normally harvest season.

In New Bern, population 29,000, flooding on the Neuse River left 500 people in peril.

The storm is moving toward the northwest at 17 miles per hour (28 kph), the NHC said. "You may need to move up to the second storey, or to your attic, but we are coming to get you".

A National Weather Service satellite monitoring Hurricane Florence has recorded a wave reaching 83 feet in the storm churning in the Atlantic Ocean.

By Friday evening, the centre of the storm had moved to eastern SC, about 15 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. "I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said.

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