Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat

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Andrew Cummings | 15 September, 2018, 08:47

Almost 9,00,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas early on Friday, utility officials said.

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. This rainfall will produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding.

More than 415,000 homes and businesses were without power, mostly in North Carolina, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the nation's electrical grid.

"It's a very unsafe storm", Federal Emergency Management Authority administrator Jeff Byard said. The storm knocked out power to more than 890,000 homes and businesses, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the USA electrical grid. The hurricane center described the storm surge as "life-threatening".

Duke Energy, which provides electricity to customers in eastern North Carolina, has roughly 380,000 customers without power.

At least five people have been killed so far in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence which was downgraded Friday afternoon to a tropical storm with winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) along the U.S. East Coast.

Florence is expected to approach the coast of North Carolina and SC late Thursday and Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Portions of a boat dock and boardwalk are destroyed by powerful wind and waves as Hurricane Florence arrives September 13, 2018, in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

Meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com said Florence could dump a staggering 18 trillion gallons (68 trillion liters) of rain over a week on North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland.

Florence leaves at least four dead, downgraded to tropical storm
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.

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Mandatory evacuation orders have been placed for millions of people along the coast with more to possibly come as the path of the storm becomes more apparent.

On Sept. 14, NHC posted the following warnings and watches: A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina, the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers.

The destructive storm surge will occur as the hurricane's eye comes ashore from Thursday night into Friday, the Weather Channel said, and coastal flooding may persist through multiple high tide cycles into this weekend east of the center of Florence.

Search and Rescue workers from NY rescue a man from flooding caused by Hurricane Florence in River Bend, North Carolina, the United States, on September 14, 2018.

Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas on Friday, knocking down trees and swamping streets with torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, before slowing to a pace that meant it would plague the area with days of flooding. "You may need to move up to the second storey, or to your attic, but we are coming to get you".

On Thursday the storm lost some wind speed and slowed its forward motion to around 9 knots as it approached the coast for a landfall Friday.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesA volunteer worker rescues a child and her family during Hurricane Florence.

Also, his administration's widely criticized response to Maria was in fact "an unappreciated great job", Trump said Wednesday.

"But I'm staying", she said.

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