How Hurricane Florence Will Affect Your Flights This Week

Muriel Hammond
September 12, 2018

Hurricane warnings have been issued by the U.S. National Hurricane Center for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence, according to the agency's 5 p.m. update on September 11, 2018.

The hurricane, which is likely to be a Category 3, with winds of almost 130 miles per hour when it makes landfall, is expected to hit the Carolinas late Thursday night before making its way inland.

Those issues don't even begin to involve the flooding, which could leave lasting impacts on affected areas.

As of early Monday, the storm was getting stronger, with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

According to USA Today, the National Hurricane Centre has said Florence is set to hit the US East Coast later this week, possibly as early as Wednesday.

Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm, is closing in on the Southeast, bringing threatening winds, a high storm surge and tons of rain.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a "mesmerising loop" showing Hurricane Florence from space. That's because Florence is a giant storm, with winds extending 150 miles from its center.

The cone expands as Florence is forecast to make landfall late Thursday night into Friday morning along the coastal Carolina's.

South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon on Tuesday.

"This is a very unsafe hurricane", McMaster said, adding that the evacuation order for coastal counties was "mandatory, not voluntary".

Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring catastrophic flooding to areas of the eastern USA already soaked by heavy rain.

Streams of cars clogged roads leading away from the coast of North and SC on Tuesday as residents began fleeing ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm barreling towards the eastern U.S. states.

The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous eastern pig farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons.

The Pentagon said Monday it has sent an advance military team to an emergency operations center in Raleigh, North Carolina, to coordinate with federal and state partners in relief efforts.

Last year, the United States was hit by three major hurricanes. "When weather forecasters tell us 'life-threatening, ' we know that it is serious".

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said his state was "in the bullseye" of the storm and urged people to "get ready now".

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

Liz Browning Fox was planning to ride out the storm nevertheless on the Outer Banks.

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