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South Carolina Shuts Down and Evacuates as Hurricane Florence Expands

12 September 2018

National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warned that Florence was forecast to linger over the Carolinas once it reaches shore.

Packing winds of up to 220 km/h (140 mph) late Monday, Florence was expected to further strengthen and become "an extremely risky major hurricane" by the time in makes landfall in the Carolinas on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a 21:00 UTC update.

The governors of North and South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia declared states of emergency ahead of the approaching storm.

Hurricane Florence moved closer to the U.S. East Coast after becoming a major hurricane Monday again.

Despite uncertainty of the impact Hurricane Florence might have on Howard County, officials are preparing for the worst.

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The storm itself, however, is not expected to make landfall until Thursday evening at the earliest, according to the latest forecast path from the NHC.

McMaster has already declared a state of emergency in SC and asked President Donald Trump for a federal declaration ahead of the storm, which intensified Monday to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour (195 kph).

The nearly 500-mile wide storm swirling towards the United States east coast "could be the most unsafe storm in the history of the Carolinas", the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) administrator, Brock Long, warned on Tuesday afternoon.

But tropical storm-force winds (greater than 39 miles per hour) should arrive more than 12 hours earlier - around sunrise on Thursday.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered as many as one million residents of the state's entire eastern coastline to leave their homes starting at noon on Tuesday. Other counties are evacuating low lying and flood prone areas. Troops have received ready-to-deploy orders for Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

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HOLDEN BEACH, N.C.: The powerful Hurricane Florence threatened to bring "days and days" of rain and potentially deadly flooding to the US southeast coast, North Carolina's governor warned on Tuesday, as some 1 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes. The National Hurricane Center says such massive rainfall could produce "catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding".

While there remains some uncertainty around Hurricane Florence's exact path, one thing does seem certain: it will dump potentially historic rainfall amounts.

Not only will hurricane force winds be a major concern along the coastal locations, but flooding rains will also be a high risk.

"If it decides to come here, we're gone", he said.

For more general information on the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, check out this hurricane season guide by Live Science, a sister site.

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"This is not a storm that people need to ride out", Cooper told reporters. It was the first time South Caroline has reversed its highways for an evacuation since Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

South Carolina Shuts Down and Evacuates as Hurricane Florence Expands