Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Latest news
Main » 1.5m ordered to evacuate before Florence

1.5m ordered to evacuate before Florence

12 September 2018

Once the storm makes landfall, McMaster said, it's expected to move slowly, dumping extreme amounts of rain likely to cause flooding. Shortly before 2 p.m., Alert Carolina released a statement noting that until further notice, classes and operations would run as scheduled at the University.

More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders in coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and SC.

President Donald Trump on Monday urged "the incredible citizens of North Carolina, South Carolina and the entire East Coast" to "take all necessary precautions" as the storm approaches. Its centre will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

"We are in the bull's-eye", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said at a news conference.

Meanwhile, Pentagon spokesman, Col. Robert Manning said, "Northern Command is spending an advanced team to the emergency operations center in Raleigh, North Carolina Monday to conduct an assessment and coordinate with federal and state partners".

Baked Musk Hints At New Tesla Smart Home Product
Musk, seemingly referencing former president Bill Clinton , went to Twitter to say that to say, "remember, I did not inhale". Musk said he had come up with preliminary designs for a supersonic, electric plane that would take off and land vertically.

Trump has declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, and canceled campaign events Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the storm. Ilija Cesal told the newspaper he wouldn't worry about buying extra water or other supplies for a few more days.

Several meteorologists said Florence could do what Hurricane Harvey did past year over Texas, dumping days of rain, although not quite as bad.

The hurricane could remain powerful as it passes over the USA mainland, the NHC warned on Monday morning.

Hurricane Florence is blowing sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour as it barrels toward the US East Coast as a Category 4 storm. "Don't wait", said Greg Postel, a hurricane expert at the Weather Channel.

Lining up behind Florence, Isaac was about 1,150 miles east of the Windward Islands with top winds of 75 mph early Monday, moving west at 14 mph. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

National Football League notebook: Rodgers leaves with leg injury
This is the LAST news any fan of the Green Bay Packers - or of lovely , fantastic football - would ever want to hear. But it all culminates in the suddenly much-anticipated Bears-Packers get-together on "Sunday Night Football".

WILMINGTON - Hurricane Florence has strengthened into a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, according to the 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center.

"We haven't plywooded our house for several years but I am for this one", Pahl, who serves as a Hyde County commissioner said in a phone interview. The latest Category 4 to hit the Carolinas was Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

It added: "The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds".

The office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam predicted "catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages".

Goldman Sachs Has Dropped Plans for Crypto Trading Desk
This is despite the optimism they showed earlier in the year when they became the first Wall Street firm to clear Bitcoin futures. Digital currencies often move in tandem, pulled by the fortunes of bitcoin - which far exceeds its peers in terms of market size.

1.5m ordered to evacuate before Florence