Rain still in the forecast from Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING
- Brenda Watkins
What's more, Florence's historic amount of rainfall may lead to flooding of pig manure lagoons, and the hurricane's winds and storm surge have the potential to damage nuclear reactors in the region, previously reported.
SC has reported its first death from Florence. The southeast town of Newport, N.C., reported a rainfall total of nearly 24 inches as of midnight Saturday.
Even if you live 150 miles out from the center of Florence, you could still feel tropical-storm-force winds - which are 39 mph or greater.
Residents are being asked to leave immediately.
Onslow county, located about 50 miles to the northeast of Wilmington, has been hit particularly hard. Thousands of people were staying in emergency shelters. The streets were mostly deserted and some were blocked by fallen trees. No passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Sooner or later, a volunteer rescue team that had arrived in North Carolina from in came with a ship and rescued them.
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) At least seven people were killed as hurricane Florence made landfall in the USA state of North Carolina, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. It acknowledged there will seemingly be "flooding miles and miles inland".
The state DOT said on its website that the two roads are expected to re-open by Monday morning.
He said that "unfortunately" conditions in his county were "deteriorating overnight". He urged motorists not to travel east of I-95 or south of U.S. Highway 70.
Unseasonable warmth, snow and hurricane Florence
Trump comes under bipartisan criticism for denying almost 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria. More than one million people had been ordered to evacuate the coastlines of the Carolinas and Virginia.
The White House said President Donald Trump was to visit hurricane-hit areas next week "once it is determined his travel will not disrupt any rescue or recovery efforts". No. 2 Clemson and Georgia Southern got a sunny sky in Clemson, South Carolina, while every other major school in the region called off or relocated games because of Florence. The slow-moving storm is still dumping colossal amounts of rain on North Carolina and parts of northern SC.
Evacuation orders remain in place for Horry and Georgetown counties along South Carolina's northern coast.
Florence will ultimately lose its tropical designation sometime Saturday, but the storm will continue be a danger as it starts to turn north by Sunday afternoon.
As of noon, Emerald Isle had more than 23 inches (58 centimetres) of rain, and Wilmington and Goldsboro had about a foot (30 centimetres).
Fire fighters take a moment as they try to remove a tree that fell on a house, killing two people, during hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 14, 2018.
Boats are stacked up on each other in a marina as a result from Florence in New Bern, North Carolina. "I already know", he said. Flood stage is 18 feet.
To give a sense of the scope of inundation to come, the river's crest was expected at 19.1 feet, beating the record 17.9 feet set during Hurricane Matthew.
Nationwide, there are 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change, according to an Associated Press analysis of flood-zone maps, census data and EPA records.
Vikings-Packers game filled with highs and lows before ending in tie
The last attempt from 35 was set up with the ball placed between the hash marks, but Carlson still missed. Crosby had three field goals in the fourth quarter. "We're disappointed with the outcome".
Money also is available to the state, some local governments, and some private nonprofit groups on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in those counties. The storm's grand surges, winds and rain became some towns into rushing rivers. Storm totals could reach between 30 and 40 inches in some areas.
Rivers and creeks rose toward historic levels, threatening flash flooding that could devastate communities.
The worst natural disaster in North Carolina history was Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which dumped almost 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain and flooded a broad swath of the coastal plain, swamping whole towns and dozens of hog farm lagoons containing millions of gallons (liters) of untreated urine and feces. The eye moved from sea to land at Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina.
Florence had strengthened to a Category 4 storm earlier in the week, but was downgraded to a Category 1 on Thursday night. That, in turn, could trigger epic flooding well inland.
Tornadoes are also a threat, with the NHC saying that "a few tornadoes are possible in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern SC". At least four people have died, and authorities fear the toll will go higher.
Officials in North Myrtle Beach, where some flooding was occurring, did report some delays in their 911 emergency system, according to a news release, but their public safety personnel are still out in the community.
Browns WR Josh Gordon wants to be traded to Cowboys or 49ers
Gordon continued. "Thanks to the @ClevelandBrowns organization for having me, I'll never forget my time here". For two of those campaigns, 2014 and 2017, the back was teammates with wide receiver Josh Gordon.
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