Gas prices could spike as Hurricane Florence approaches East Coast

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.

Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

The move also closed state offices and schools in the eastern half of the state, including Lexington and Richland counties, where tropical storm-strength winds are expected as early as late Thursday.

The current projected path takes Florence toward the USA coast, and has her making landfall in North Carolina in the afternoon on Thursday, September 13.

It just so happens that the Chesapeake-Potomac hurricane was one of the rare few to get very, very close to D.C.

Governor Ralph Northam issued an evacuation order for about 245,000 residents in flood-prone coastal Virginia beginning at 8 a.m. local time while South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered more than 1 million residents along his state's coastline to leave starting at noon on Tuesday. Cooper already issued a state of emergency late last week.

The National Weather Service reports those states and the surrounding region face increased risk of life-threatening storm surge and heavy flooding.

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Hurricane Helene is a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds, and it is located 375 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, moving 16 mph to the west-northwest.

Long-duration hurricane-force winds of 74 miles per hour or higher could cause tremendous damage and widespread power outages. "It's expected to be a large storm so it will have impacts well away from the center". It is expected start affecting North Carolina and SC as early as September 13. It's forecasted to hit the Carolinas on Thursday and Friday.

North and SC and Virginia have already declared states of emergency, and officials have begun evacuations in North Carolina.

More than 30,000 people have accepted the invitation to the tongue-in-cheek event, with a further 72,000 interested, according to a public Facebook post.

She and her husband would decide Tuesday morning whether to evacuate their family of two kids and a dog, said LaRoche.

He wrote: "My people just informed me that this is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years". "But we're not going to gamble with the lives of the people of SC".

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial all shut down Monday, the national seashore announced.

The hurricane is generating swells that are already affecting Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast. Get ready. Get evacuated.

Hurricane-force winds are extending up to 65 kilometres from the storm's centre, while tropical-storm-force winds are blowing out at up to 240 kilometres.

While in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, many are getting ready for life off the grid, buying up generators, flashlights, water and lots of plywood to cover up windows.

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"Go ahead and put those things together now and if you can do that we'll be a much more resilient community", Jones said.

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