Hurricane Florence Is Dumping a Huge Amount of Rain on the Carolinas

Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence

Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence

A mother and infant in North Carolina are dead after a tree fell on their home - the first two fatalities of Hurricane Florence.

And cameras aboard the International Space Station managed to catch incredible footage just a few minutes after the storm's landfall. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions. Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds as of Thursday, but dropped to a Category 1 hurricane before coming ashore.

The NHC described Florence as a "slow mover" and said it had the potential to dump historic amounts of rainfall on North and SC, as much as 40 inches (one meter) in some places.

After that, Florence is forecast to move northwest and north and move across western SC on Sunday, Sept. 15, and across western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee on Monday, Sept. 16, the NHC said.

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After reaching a terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 mph (225 kph) earlier in the week, Florence made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane at 7:15 a.m.at Wrightsville Beach, a few miles (kilometres) east of Wilmington and not far from the SC line.

Cooper also requested additional federal disaster assistance in anticipation of what his office called "historic major damage" across the state.

More than a million people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate.

More than 2,700 people took refuge at shelters, according to Horry County Spokesperson Kelly Moore. "And we had no belief it would be as significant an event as it was, ” he said. “This is a 500- or 1,000-year event. ”Eudy´s family has lived in New Bern since the 1850s, he said". But the hurricane had slowed to a crawl as it traced the North Carolina-South Carolina shoreline, drenching coastal communities for hours on end. The storm was a risky Category 4 hurricane Wednesday but was downgraded Thursday night to a Category 1 storm. "I'm not sure if it's a shift in the wind or low tide - but the water has miraculously disappeared". Ocean water flowed between homes and on to streets on the Outer Banks; waves crashed against wooden fishing piers.

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As of 4 a.m., Florence was 30 miles (45 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina.

"Hurricane Florence is powerful, slow and relentless", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

Blowing ashore with howling 90 miles per hour (155 kph) winds, Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. The coming storm surges and heavy rains will cause severe flooding that may submerge parts of the Carolinas in up to 40 inches of rain.

Not everyone was taking Florence too seriously: About two dozen locals gathered Thursday night behind the boarded-up windows of The Barbary Coast bar as Florence blew into Wilmington. "And you dont need power to sling booze", said owner Eli Ellsworth. Others could only wait and hope someone would come for them. "We have a safe basement and generator that comes on automatically".

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