Hurricane Florence downgraded to a tropical storm with flash floods predicted

Hurricane Florence downgraded to a tropical storm with flash floods predicted

An investigation is underway, but officials said it appears there's no reason for others at the shelter to worry. This storm is extremely risky.

Winds have dropped to about 55 km/h since it roared ashore on Friday as a hurricane and it is crawling west over two states at 9 km/h, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said early Sunday. The expected high is 89 degrees.

But authorities warned it will still be an extremely unsafe hurricane. "America is proud of you", Trump tweeted on Friday, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which responds to disasters in the United States.

When winds reach 119km/h (74mph), it is known as a hurricane - in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific - or a typhoon in the Western Pacific.

The Cape Fear was at 12.15 feet at 5 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

In Washington, President Donald Trump was briefed by telephone Saturday on Florence's impact. "It's a big one", he said. There have been at least 10 deaths reported in North Carolina, bringing the storms toll to 13 total.

Volunteers from all over North Carolina help to rescue residents from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018, in New Bern, North Carolina.

Almost half a million people were evacuated from seven cities in Guangdong province, the gambling enclave of Macau closed down casinos for the first time and the Hong Kong Observatory told people to stay away from the Victoria Harbour, where storm surges battered the waterfront reinforced with sandbags.

Airlines had cancelled almost 1,000 flights and counting.

But the water never quite made it to his home.

Florence was drifting westward over SC, reaching about 25 miles southeast of Columbia 2 a.m. Sunday, the NHC said. It said it was located about 50 miles (65 km) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and forecasters predicted a slow westward march.

These things went viral and here are of few of them.

Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty. As of Saturday, about 676,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, along with 119,000 in SC.

South Carolina's governor urged anyone in a flood-prone area to evacuate. "I already know", he said.

The shift in the projected track spread concern to areas that once thought they were relatively safe.

Three died in one inland county, Duplin, because of water on roads and flash floods, authorities said. "Now it might be time for the exam", he said.

West-central Virginia into far eastern West Virginia, north of Roanoke and west of Charlottesville, will see 3 to 6 inches of rainfall, with some isolated areas seeing 8 inches.

Unsure of what they might find when they return home, the couple went shopping for a recreational vehicle. "It'll be ugly, but we'll get through it", Long told NBC's "Meet The Press".

"It was pitch black and I was just scared out of my mind", said Tracy Singleton, who with her family later fled her home near New Bern. And the damage isn't confined to the coast.

"The worst of the storm is behind us", she said.

In a separate briefing, Steve Goldstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said some areas have already received two feet of rain and could expect up to 20 inches more as the system moved "slowly, almost stationary" over eastern North Carolina.

The city installed 11 pumps to help deal with the river, but Mayor John Cantey said he wants people living near it to get out. "You feel like you should have already left".



Related Posts

Before-and-after photos show the catastrophic flooding in the Carolinas
Authorities have launched investigations. - A 3-month-old baby died after a tree fell on a mobile home in Dallas, North Carolina. No details were immediately available. - A man was killed while checking on his dogs in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Pixel 3's new mint colour could be Google's 'kinda' hue this year
Google is expected to unveil the new Pixel 3 in both regular and the larger XL sizes at its Made By Google event on October 9 . It's easy to understand then the craze behind the Pixel 3 handsets and the celebrity coverage given its leaks and rumors .

Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2
Each laser in a pair sits 295 feet (90 meters) apart, and each pair of lasers lies 2.1 miles (3.3 kilometers) from one another. ICESat-2 is the 155th and final launch of the Delta II rocket .

Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away
Actor Captain Raju who acted in films like - Rowdy Alludu, Maatho Pettukoku, Kondapalli Raja, Shatruvu died today. After being informed of his condition, the flight was diverted and ended up landing in Oman, Muscat .

Coca-Cola to get into the cannabis business? ‘The space is evolving quickly’
The company last month said it would acquire the Costa Coffee chain for $5.1 billion . Aurora was up more than 15% in early trading Monday following the report .

PSG posts big win sans Mbappe and Neymar
The reigning league champion will be without the suspended Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar is also being rested, with a Champions League clash vs.

Firmino injury latest: "No chance" he could play for Liverpool today
Gary Neville believes Liverpool FC have a strong enough starting line up to challenge for the Premier League title this season. Being a Liverpool fan and it being so long since we last won the thing, that to me is always the front-runner.

Buffalo Bills player retires at halftime
That's because the 30-year-old retired at halftime , a fact he confirmed in a statement posted on the NFL's Twitter account. A Buffalo Bills player chose to pack it in and call it a career right in the middle of Sunday's game.

Dan Bailey Signs With Vikings After Rejecting Four Desperate Teams
With championship aspirations in Minnesota, the front office has just made another statement to the rest of the league. Bailey waited for an opportunity to join a title-contending roster, as he previously declined other offers.

China to cancel talks if Trump moves ahead with tariffs, sources say
If China does retaliate, Trump threatened to add a further US$267 billion (NZ$406 billion) in Chinese imports to the target list. The US is imposing new tariffs on $US200 billion ($NZ304b) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.