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'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days

'Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days

If it remains at Category 4, Florence would be one the strongest hurricanes to make landfall in the continental USA this far north.

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes yesterday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 210 kmh winds and potentially ruinous rains.

More than 5.4 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast, according to the National Weather Service, and another 4 million people were under a tropical storm watch.

Urging residents to evacuate, he said Florence was "the strongest storm to target the Carolinas and this part of the country in decades".

Packing maximum sustained winds of 225km/h, the storm ranked as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale and was expected to grow stronger and larger over the next few days, the NHC said.

Florence is on track to slow down significantly after landfall.

But a weather formation known as a high-pressure ridge is parked over the U.S. East coast, preventing Florence from doing the normal turn, said University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy.

As of 8:30am the center of Florence was still around 1,020 miles east-southeast of Charleston and traveling west-northwest at 15 mph.

AccuWeather Vice President of Forecasting and Graphics Operations Marshall Moss said: "There's never been a storm like Florence".

The centre of the massive storm is forecast to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday along a stretch of coastline already saturated by rising seas, and then meander for days, inundating several states and triggering life-threatening floods.

Hurricane Florence will approach the coast of North Carolina and SC on Thursday or Friday.

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Florence is also expected to bring heavy flooding across the region.

"Inland flooding will be a major threat and something people far from the landfall location should be concerned about", Miller said. "We go through a lot of these hurricane scares throughout the years", Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said.

And the storm surge, which could be as much as 12 feet in some areas, will be on top of sea level rise from climate change.

Pan and Phillips point out that even with losses exceeding $140 billion previous year, the insurance industry remains well capitalized.

Category 4 hurricane winds are in the 130 to 156 miles per hour range, according to the National Hurricane Center.

He warned residents to take precautions "because once this storm is upon us, we're not going to be able to send emergency personnel out to rescue you". "Storm surge and hurricane watches could be issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday morning", the NHC said, adding that at 11:00 a.m.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said during a press conference on Tuesday that his state "must be vigilant" in preparing for such an "unpredictable" storm.

However, Hubbard said Florence is not expected to have any impact on Canada, given its predicted track into the US mainland, where it will likely weaken considerably on the weekend.

From the livestock industry, one environmental impact from the storm could be from the lagoons, or lined earthen pits, that hold treated manure.

'We are well-prepared to support our neighbors during this event, ' Livingston said. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months.


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