Hurricane Florence has started to heavily hit North and South Carolina on Sept. 13, and video live streams are available.
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According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence is moving 5 mph northwest toward the coastline. The storm has 100 mph sustained winds with higher gusts. The NHC said sustained hurricane-force winds are hitting the Carolina coast. Heavy storm surge and rainfall are expected to come. It’s slated to hit the Carolinas and move west before moving north. The center of the storm is presently 85 miles east-southeast of Wilmington.
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The agency stated: “Radar data indicate that Florence may be developing an outer eyewall. If this trend continues, then little change to the intensity is likely until landfall occurs in about 24 hours due in part to the low vertical wind shear conditions and the warm, deep waters of the Gulfstream current.”
“Florence is expected to weaken after landfall, but the rate of weakening may be tempered somewhat due to much of the hurricane’s circulation remaining over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulfstream. Once Florence moves farther inland over central South Carolina, rapid weakening of the inner-core wind field should occur due to land interaction and the cyclone’s slow forward … However, intense rainbands are expected to continue developing over the Atlantic waters and keep moving along the coast and inland, likely producing strong wind gusts through Saturday night,” it added.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned: “Don’t relax, don’t get complacent. Stay on guard. This is a powerful storm that can kill. Today the threat becomes a reality.”
Forecasters said conditions will only get more lethal as the storm smashes ashore early Sept. 14 near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and crawls slowly inland. Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 11 feet of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 3 feet of rain, touching off severe flooding.
More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm approached, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.
“It truly is really about the whole size of this storm,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said. “The larger and the slower the storm is, the greater the threat and the impact — and we have that.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.