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Hurricane Florence 2 PM Wednesday Update

Hurricane Florence 2 PM Wednesday Update

Favorable wind patterns. Higher sea levels that exacerbate storm surge.

Florence is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 15 to 20 inches and possibly 30 inches in some spots along its track over portions of North Carolina, Virginia and northern SC through Saturday.

Elsewhere in the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic states...3 to 6 inches, isolated 12 inches.

It says the threat of freshwater flooding will increase in coming hours and days from the storm's heavy rains. The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks.

Between 1 millions and 3 million people will likely lose power when Hurricane Florence makes landfall later this week, according to a Wednesday report from Duke Energy.

- Fox News cameras were aboard a flight Wednesday with NOAA's Hurricane Hunters as they gathered new information to help forecast the massive storm.

Emergency preparations in the region included activating 2,800 National Guard troops in North Carolina, stockpiling food, setting up shelters, switching traffic patterns so major roads led away from shore, and securing 16 nuclear power reactors in the Carolinas and Virginia.

Private meteorologist Ryan Maue of Weathermodels.com in an email called the overnight European computer simulation "another model run for the ages".

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

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The lira has lost roughly 40 percent of its value against the USA dollar this year, and its inflation rate sits at about 18 percent .

"I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence", Deal said.

Benson was not under a mandatory evacuation, but this time she made a decision to head north, driving 10 hours from Lumberton, North Carolina to her parents' home in Kingston. Unsure of what they might find when they return home, the couple went shopping for a recreational vehicle.

The US president said he had spoken to governors of threatened states, adding that the "federal government stands by, ready to assist 24/7".

In North Carolina's Wrightsville Beach, Inside Edition's Steven Fabian was told to leave his hotel, which is shutting down due to the storm.

"It doesn't matter how much money you have or how many generators you have if you can't get gas", she said.

"Someone's gonna get screwed on this", he said.

Forecasters anxious the storm's damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast.

The decision came hours after revised forecasts showed the potential for a greater impact on SC from the hurricane, so the game's cancellation will free up hotel rooms in the Columbia area for evacuees while allowing emergency personnel to be utilized in areas impacted by the storm. "Also, a little creepy".


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