profishingrods.com
profishingrods.com April 26, 2019


Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears

14 September 2018, 08:21 | Dale Webster

NOAA National Hurricane Center Hurricane watches are posted for much of the South and North Carolina coasts and up to southern Virginia

NOAA  National Hurricane Center
Hurricane watches are posted for much of the South and North Carolina coasts and up to southern Virginia

Hurricane and storm watches were issued for the entire coast of North Carolina on Tuesday morning and for parts of the SC coast including Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Wilmington.

Florence was about 405 miles south of Bermuda and its center was forecast to move between Bermuda and the Bahamas through Wednesday, before approaching the coast of North Carolina or SC on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 8:00 am (1200 GMT) advisory.

"Cotton is probably the most vulnerable crop from this storm", McIntosh says.

A warm ocean is the fuel that powers hurricanes, and Florence will be moving over waters where temperatures are peaking near 30C, hurricane specialist Eric Blake wrote.

One such adjustment, the governor announced, was the cancellation of mandatory evacuations for three coastal counties from Monday's executive order.

The U.S. Coast Guard closed ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina and Hampton Roads, Virginia to inbound vessels greater than 500 tons and was requiring vessels of that size to leave if they did not have permission to be in the ports.

The Category 4 storm's approach led to a series of schedule adjustments Tuesday for teams in the Carolinas and Virginia. Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different. "Don't bet your life on riding out a monster".

He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina, "bringing days and days of rain".

The 8 a.m. forecast changes the storm surge watch for the eastern United States, with the worst impact, a surge of up to 12 feet, expected on a stretch from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout in North Carolina. "Everyone was sold out", she said.

Two years ago, more than a million poultry birds died when floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew covered areas across central and eastern North Carolina.

The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning that Florence is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 miles per hour (24 kmh) and the storm will continue a slight increase in speed during the next couple of days.




NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending almost 300 miles across three states.

A hurricane watch is now in effect for Edisto Beach South Carolina to the North Carolina-Virginia border as well as Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico rivers, the NHC said.

Florence was expected to blow ashore late Thursday or early Friday, then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 30cm to to 76cm of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and pig farms.

Utilities deployed crews and gear in advance, with workers en route to the region from at least 15 states, according to trade group, the Edison Electric Institute. Officials are urging residents in coastal and low-lying areas to prepare for strong winds, a deep storm surge and a very prolonged deluge of rainfall. One power station, Duke Energy Corp's Brunswick plant, the closest to the area where landfall is forecast, faced a likely shutdown as a precaution.

Florence could be only the second Category 4 storm to pummel the Carolinas since 1800, when record-keeping began. A hospital in Hampton, Virginia, was transferring patients to safer places.

However, with the Florence making landfall in the the Carolinas, it is expected to cause prices to increase and fluctuate.

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC, facilitating federal help, and cancelled campaign events Thursday and Friday, citing the storm.

"We are sparing no expense".

Last year, there were 17 named storms. Some 3,000 people died in the aftermath of that storm.

Boeing Co suspended work on Tuesday at the SC plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners, and a Volvo automobile plant in South Carolina's evacuation zone was also closed, company officials said. Get to the grocery store. "We don't know exactly where the center will go, but it's not really relevant". "What is flooding going to do to our home, our city?" Farmers will be using the next several days to prepare for the storm, he said.



Other News

Trending Now

Dead rat in soup costs restaurant $190m
A simmering pot of hot soup is placed at a dining table and various vegetables and raw meats are then placed in the pot to cook. He alleged that one staff member had offered 20,000 yuan ($2,900) for an abortion if she was concerned about the baby's health.

The Senators trade Erik Karlsson to the Sharks
Balcers spent last season in the AHL and Norris was a first-round pick in 2017 and entering his sophomore season at MI . DeMelo played mostly on San Jose's third defensive pair last season when he had no goals and 20 assists in 63 games.

SpaceX Will Send World's First Private Space Passenger Around the Moon
If all goes well, this unnamed passenger will be the first person to visit the moon since NASA's Apollo mission in 1972. Musk has designs on sending spacecraft to Mars and establishing a colony. there.

Trump declares administration ‘completely ready’ for Hurricane Florence
The National Hurricane Center said a gauge in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, reported 6.3 feet (1.92 meters) of inundation. Forecasters say the center of the eye of Hurricane Florence is about to make landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder, launches $2 billion charitable fund to fight poverty
Trump has described The Washington Post as Amazon's "chief lobbyist". "We're going to push through this". The Amazon boss and his wife, who have four children, both serve on the foundation's board directors.

Donald Trump: China 'Under Pressure' to Make a Deal with United States
The invitation comes amid a swelling chorus of opposition to tariffs from Western business circles. But Kudlow was non-committal over the chances of a breakthrough, adding: "I guarantee nothing".

Jurgen Klopp laughs off Gary Neville's comments about Liverpool
You bring your kids in the Champions League? That would be amusing ! The characteristics are flawless to play football. Pochettino said: "Look, when in England the transfer window closed and in Europe closed I think we move on".

Basketball WNBA: Seattle sacred for the 3rd time
That's a pretty important thing to know about Panda. "It means I'm still under contract", she said smiling. Seattle converted 13 of 26 shots behind the arc, while Washington never found the mark behind the arc.

Gary Lineker makes point about Man United star Marcus Rashford
And, in taking a dig at the lack of minutes given to Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Dominic Solanke, Mourinho fired back at his critics today.

Apple sticks to higher prices for iPhones in Europe
In the United Kingdom , the iPhone Xs and Xs Max will start at £999 and £1,099 respectively, with the iPhone XR coming in at £749. For users on Apple's upgrade plan, the tricked-out iPhone XS Max will run them a cool $68.66 a month on a 24-month payment plan.