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Florence in Alamance: Prepare for flooding, even without direct hit

Florence in Alamance: Prepare for flooding, even without direct hit

Owing to North Carolina's unique coastal geography, and with the extra nudge from the past 30 years of sea-level rise, Florence's surge could top 20 feet.

"This storm is a monster". It's big and it's vicious.

"The President reinforced this is a risky storm, and everyone in evacuation areas should follow the advice of Governor McMaster to evacuate while there is still time", Graham added.

All eyes are now on monster storm Hurricane Florence after two other hurricanes affecting United States airline operations were downgraded to tropical storms.

While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to fearless the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas.

Panovich: Well, it's pretty interesting.

While its exact path remains uncertain it is expected to bring huge amounts of rainfall wherever it strikes.

Best-case scenario: 1-3 inches between Friday night and Sunday Worst-case scenario: 8-10 inches, maybe more in some areas, between Friday afternoon and Monday Most likely: 4-6 inches between Friday night and Sunday night. The other thing this will put us at increased threat for is for possible tornadoes.

"Whether or not the game could have been played, we made the decision we think is best for the state and those who are evacuating the coast", athletics director Ray Tanner said in a statement released by the school.

The European computer model has Florence veering before landfall and hovering for a couple days off the coast. On the current track, the hurricane will move over the southwestern Atlantic between Bermuda and the Bahamas and then approach the coast of the Carolinas on Thursday and Friday.

Global Affairs Canada issued a statement Wednesday saying the areas to be avoided extend from Edisto Beach in SC to the North Carolina-Virginia border, including Pamlico Sound and Albemarle Sound.

He warned residents to take precautions "because once this storm is upon us, we're not going to be able to send emergency personnel out to rescue you". Tropical Storm Isaac was east of the Lesser Antilles and expected to pass south of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and Cuba, while Hurricane Helene was moving northward away from land.

"It's the most deadly part of the hurricane that comes in". "But no matter how bad it's going to be, it will pass and our job will be to rebuild this community together, and that's what we're going to do". "What is flooding going to do to our home, our city?"

'And that's saying a lot given the impacts we've seen from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd and Matthew.

He plans to board up his windows, hunker down and ride out the Category 4 storm - according to USA Today. "If you are on the coast, there is still time to get out safely".


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