Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 2, still considered unsafe

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 2, still considered unsafe

Florence, now a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209 km/h), was previously expected to travel north, up the North Carolina coast, after making landfall, according to the statement.

More than 10 million people are in the crosshairs of Hurricane Florence as storm force winds move within hours of battering the U.S. east coast.

"Today is the time to get your preparedness actions complete", he said.

NOAA also released another video shot from Kermit, giving a more prolonged look at the eye of the storm.

Marshall: Well, if it does follow the path of come more toward Charlotte, when can we expect to see the greatest effect here in the Charlotte region?

And during last year's Hurricane Irma, officials said 12 people died in Florida's Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after temperatures in the nursing home rose to 99 degrees.

One of them, Kermit, recently flew through Hurricane Florence - and it captured some rather incredible footage in the process. "While we can't attribute this hurricane exclusively to climate change, we do expect these types of intense hurricanes to happen more often as the world warms". The National Hurricane Center is calling for 20 to 30 inches (50 to 75 centimeters) of rain in North Carolina, with spots up to 40 inches (100 centimeters).

A National Weather Service forecaster has said it will be the "storm of a lifetime" for parts of the Carolina coast.

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The storm will slow down because of pushback from a trough - an extended area of low atmospheric pressure - now over Texas, Stacy Stewart, an NHC senior hurricane specialist, said in the update.

Hurricane-force winds will bring down trees and damage homes and businesses.

Although Governor Henry McMaster lifted the evacuation order for three counties, including Jasper where the facility Ridgeland is located, these counties are still deemed evacuation zones by South Carolina Emergency Management Division. This storm is a slow-moving mammoth and will linger for days on the coast, heavily affecting not only North and SC but also Georgia and parts of Virginia before moving further inland, causing devastation to entire states throughout the weekend.

Many North Carolina residents say, they don't want to leave.

Hurricanes have a lot of water and if the storm is moving at 10 or 15 miles per hour then it would rain itself out over a much larger area, spreading its rainfall over multiple states instead of just a couple.

He said the federal government and first responders are ready to assist, but that 'bad things can happen when you're talking about a storm this size'. In Virginia, officials have evacuated one state prison, though local jails in the affected area are planning to keep inmates in place after stockpiling food and fuel, the Virginian-Pilot reports.

While one man concluded: 'We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best'. The Navy, Air Force and Army have been moving people, ships and aircrafts out of harm's way, though evacuations were not mandatory at bases such as Camp Lejeune.

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