Hurricane Florence Joins the Ranks of Weirdest Hurricane and Tropical Storm Tracks

Laverne Mann
September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence is forecast to soon slam the coasts of North and SC and numerous stars of Bravo's Southern Charm are getting the heck outta Charleston.

More than 5.4 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches on the US East Coast, according to the NWS, and another four million people were under a tropical storm watch. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well. "Even though it's down in South and North Carolina, it is a big storm and the track is ever-changing".

"We are already experiencing heavily impacted traffic on some of the evacuation routes", said Jeff Byard, the associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The hurricane is expected to weaken into a tropical depression as it continues westward into SC and Georgia.

Mack said U-Haul has been inspecting its facilities over the last week to make sure they are "clean, dry and secure".

Now located around 530miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, Florence is expected to make land on Thursday or Friday this week. While initial forecasts had Jasper in Florence's crosshairs, updated information has downgraded the threat posed to it. "I'll tell you, agriculture is in the heart of that bull's eye".

"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said.

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Another commenter said: 'That hurricane better be taking me to dinner first'.

"Been through it!" Belli said, referring to Hurricane Hugo, which caused widespread damage in SC in 1989. And he had advice for coastal residents.

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. Some 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate.

Life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding and river flooding is likely.

More than 20 inches (51 cm) of rainfall are possible across eastern North Carolina, said Don Keeney, senior agricultural meteorologist for weather forecaster Radiant Solutions. The Virginia National Guard is planning to initially bring up to 1,500 soldiers and airmen to offer help in the state's response operations.

SC authorities have turned four motorways into one-way routes away from the coast to speed the exodus.

Hurricane Florence was expected to blow ashore late on Thursday or early Friday (local time), then slow down and wring itself out for days, unloading 300-600mm of rain that could cause flooding well inland and wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and massive pig farms.

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