Why a weaker, Category 2 hurricane is still unsafe
13 September, 2018, 22:54 | Author: Tara Reeves
That reduced Florence from a Category 4 hurricane to a Category 2, but forecasters warned that the widening storm - and its likelihood of lingering around the coast day after day after day - will bring ocean water surging onto land and torrential rain.
In the 5 a.m. ET advisory, Florence was 205 miles east-southeast of Wilmington, NC, packing maximum-sustained winds of 110 mph and moving to the northwest at 15 mph.
"We're seeing on social media, we're seeing comments and calls coming into our hotline that people are saying, 'Oh, it's only a Cat 2.' Well, only a Cat 2 has winds of up to 96 to 110 miles per hour", Derrec Becker, spokesman for the S.C. Emergency Management Division told The State on Thursday.
A satellite altimeter under the northeast quadrant, the strongest area of the storm, recorded the wave.
Duke Energy Corp. expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas. The typhoon is expected to make landfall in the Philippines Saturday before barreling toward China, Vietnam and Laos.
As Florence closed in, some residents weighed whether to ride it out.
Carla Mahaffee said she would be riding out the storm with friends, as they do during every hurricane.
Meanwhile, lane reversals on USA 501 ended at noon and reversals on I-26 will end at 6 p.m., allowing state police and transportation workers to get to a safe location before the storm hits. North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said crops such as tobacco and corn are in midharvest while sweet potatoes, peanuts, soybeans and cotton are still in the field.
"The traffic control points or lane reversals are still in effect", said Joseph Hill, police chief in Horry County, S.C., at a news conference Wednesday in Myrtle Beach.
The contraflow will end Thursday at noon on 501 and at 6 p.m. on I-26.
Florence is unusual in that it is aiming at the Carolinas from the east.
Though it's far from clear how much economic havoc Hurricane Florence will inflict on the southeastern coast, from SC through Virginia, the damage won't be easily or quickly overcome. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency on the federal level Tuesday for the Carolinas and Virginia.
Florence's expanse has even captured the attention of the astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station, who have been tweeting pictures of the storm back to Earth. Little change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast, with weakening expected after the center moves inland. The storm is predicted to dump up to 10 trillion gallons of rain over the affected areas, enough to cause "catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding". "If God's coming for you, you can't run from him".
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Kensington Palace shared that the Royals were invited to come and tour New Zealand and Australia by their respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will also attend the Invictus Games Sydney during their tour, which takes place between 20 and 27 October.
East coast, preventing Florence from doing the normal turn, said University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy. Another commenter said: 'That hurricane better be taking me to dinner first'. "Also, a little creepy".
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