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NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia's governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and SC in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes. "We are ready for the big one that is coming!"

Forecasts project the center of Florence to make landfall around the South and North Carolina border on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.

SC and North Carolina are evacuating people living in vulnerable areas along the coast.

The storm, which fell from category four to category three on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, is expected to strengthen despite it weakening on Wednesday.

"As we look back at previous events, although hurricanes making landfall in the Carolinas are rare, the losses through this triple-threat of storm surge, wind and inland flood, could also be significant", RMS said in the report. "Hurricane Florence is the strongest storm to target the Carolinas and this part of our country in decades". Parts of North Carolina could get 1 metre. Hurricane Sandy, which hit the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas in 2012, came in at $65 billion, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"You'd have to expect, just based on the forecast, that it's going to be a significant impact to businesses", including prolonged disruptions, said Rick Miller, head of the US property practice at Aon Plc. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore.

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States up and down the East Coast have a great potential for severe weather.

As Hurricane Florence gets closer to the Carolinas, Hurricane Hunters from the Bay area are flying right into the storm.

Susan Faulkenberry Panousis said she has stayed on Bald Head during prior hurricanes, but not this time.

How much rain with North Carolina and SC receive?

NOAA's Hurricane Hunters are created to tell us more about storms like these.

"When that last ferry pulls out.it's unnerving to see it pull away and know, 'That's the last chance I have of getting off this island, '" she said Wednesday.

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When asked about Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport, he said if the site is going to be hit with hurricane force winds, operators will shut it down at least two hours prior to the expected impact, and operators will stay on site through the storm.

Jeff Byard, FEMA associate administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery, called Florence "a very risky storm".

"Been through it!" Belli said, referring to Hurricane Hugo, which caused widespread damage in SC in 1989.

One of the first major Atlantic hurricanes of 2018, Hurricane Florence is now under category 2 with max winds at 105 miles per hour.

Despite new projections that the storm is likely to pause over North Carolina and move southward, MVP spokesperson Natalie Cox said all efforts remain focused on preparation.

To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients - and Florence has them all.

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The hurricane could also produce heavy and excessive rainfall - up to 40 inches in isolated areas in the Carolinas and anywhere between 6 to 12 inches elsewhere in the Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic region.


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