Its maximum sustained winds have dropped slightly to 110 miles per hour. But authorities warned it will still be an extremely risky hurricane.
"In collaboration with state emergency agencies and the Georgia Hospital Association, we are monitoring bed counts daily so that we can quickly and accurately assist with any necessary evacuations", said Sydney Walker, spokesperson for Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.
"So right now, we're thinking it's going to be tropical-storm-force conditions for the Beaufort area, but I would not rule out the potential for hurricane force winds or hurricane force conditions for Beaufort County".
U.S. President Donald Trump on Twitter warned of the storm's dangers and praised his administration's handling of past hurricanes, rejecting criticism for its response to Hurricane Maria a year ago in Puerto Rico.
At the White House, President Donald Trump urged people to "get out of its way".
Also, VMI announced that its home game against East Tennessee State, also originally scheduled for Saturday, will now be played Friday at 2:30 p.m. "We can't put power out on the grid if there's no one to send it to".
Trouble began brewing last week, when three hurricanes-Florence, Isaac, and Helene-starting churning up the North Atlantic.
South Carolina, western and northern North Carolina are expected to receive five to 10 inches and in isolated areas up to 20 inches. "The water level will get a little high but we'll be fine". The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks. He said they have been preparing with their natural gas unit.
Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm
Cooper said 126 shelters are open across the state, with more than 12,000 people already staying at them, as of Thursday evening. The primary road through town was mostly empty, except for police cars and emergency vehicles that appeared to be on patrol.
Paul Manafort Agrees to Plead Guilty in Mueller Probe
But by the mid-2000s, there were signs that his consulting career had slumped, and at times his finances appeared to be shaky. As a part of the deal, he pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy and one charge of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin married?
TMZ reported a wedding is happening "soon", potentially as early as next week in the singer's home country of Canada. The couple was friends first , meeting almost 10 years ago and briefly dating in 2015 and 2016.
Byard, the FEMA official, said "this storm is not going to be a glancing blow".
"In 12 or 18 hours, they may be saying different things all over again", he said.
The European computer model has Florence veering before landfall and hovering for a couple days off the coast.
Florence's predicted path as of Wednesday had it making landfall on the SC coast, just south of North Carolina.
Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared an emergency but did not immediately order any evacuations.
The shift in the projected track had areas that once thought they were out of range anxious.
Cooper and his SC counterpart, Henry McMaster, told the more than 1 million people who have been told to leave that if they don't, they are on their own. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said.
The precipitation from Florence will start midday Thursday and then it will rain for four days, said CNN Meteorologist Tom Sater.More than 1 million people are under mandatory evacuations in Virginia and the Carolinas, where up to 40 inches of rain could fall. "But more than likely, it will be Friday and into the weekend where most likely we'll be seeing some gusty winds", he said.
A network of rivers and streams that extend inland from the coast could also carry the surge far inland, said Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University's department of atmospheric sciences.
Susan Faulkenberry Panousis said she has stayed on Bald Head during prior hurricanes, but not this time.
Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, which decimated parts of the Gulf states and Texas in 2005 and 2017 respectively, cost more than $125 billion. North Carolina is the top USA turkey producer, ranks third for chicken and is home to more hogs than any state other than Iowa, government data show. Most other beachgoers were long gone.
Duke Energy, which provides electricity to customers in eastern North Carolina, has roughly 380,000 customers without power. Almost 9,00,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas early on Friday, utility officials said.
Jerry Brown on Monday, the latest in a series of ambitious goals set by the state to combat the effects of climate change. Utility Pacific Gas & Electric said the law could raise customer bills and make the grid less reliable.
On Monday, Nixon addressed the controversy over her cinnamon raisin bagel with lox and capers , calling it her go-to food choice. NY was holding primaries for governor and attorney general on Thursday, with polls set to close at 9:00 p.m.
Governor Cooper said there have been "several hundred" rescue operations and "there are still some people they need to get to". At least 150 people are still waiting to be rescued from the attics and rooftops of their homes as of 1 p.m.
Bezos has no involvement in its news coverage. "Jeff Bezos is our enemy, he is our enemy", Sawant said before the council voted. The company's push to build a second home base highlights how massively Amazon has expanded during its 20-plus year history.
However, at 2-0 ahead and cruising, Spurs' Erik Lamela somewhat dampened Liverpool's satisfaction with his 93rd minute goal . Liverpool is off to its best start since 1990-91 as the team chases a first English title since 1989-90.
The display gets native support for True Tone and wide colour support, which Apple claims can deliver a better viewing experience. The iPhone XR will be available for pre-order on October 19, with devices going on sale one week later on October 26.
Sober as the New York Times is in reporting Trump's latest big lie, it still represents in characterizing him how low we've sunk. But's important to understand, the number of people who died because of Maria did not suddenly jump from 64 to 2,975.
Some outlets, for example, called up Puerto Rico funeral homes and discovered far more deaths than initially reported. This year, it says it's ready for Florence . "We are not in a 100 percent life and death situation", Cruz said.
Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City. Rain projections also increased, with some locations along the North Carolina coast now expected to get up to 40 inches.
Cavill ultimately starred as Superman in three films: Man of Steel , Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , and Justice League . According to The Hollywood Reporter , which cites anonymous sources, Cavill will no longer play Superman in future films.
S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister
The number of women and children who were murdered in 2017/2018 has increased by 291 and 146 respectively from the previous year. Speaking in parliament, Bheki Cele said despite a reduction in other crimes, it was disturbing that murders were still high.
'60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager fired
Rhodes' action against Fager also exacerbated the longstanding tensions between " 60 Minutes " and the rest of the news division. News broke Wednesday afternoon that CBS terminated Fager's contract early because he had "violated company policy".
LeBron James congratulates Seattle Storm on WNBA title
Natasha Howard added a career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds while veteran Sue Bird had 10 points and 10 assists in the win. Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points for the Mystics. "We won this thing". "I packed really lightly", Collier said.
Trend Micro: Sorry Our Mac Apps Collected Browser Histories
Antivirus vendor Trend Micro has apologized after its Mac apps were found collecting browser histories from people's computers. Notwithstanding the spyware nature of Adware Doctor, Wardle admitted that it actually removes adware from users' browsers.