Several dead, hundreds rescued as Florence pounds Carolinas
Several dead, hundreds rescued as Florence pounds Carolinas
Alexander Gerst European Space Agency
15 September, 2018, 07:17
Blowing ashore with howling 90 miles per hour winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster.
As North Carolina residents began to feel the first modest effects of a weakened Hurricane Florence on Thursday, forecasters warned the powerful storm will bring seawater surging onto land and torrential downpours.
Local authorities reported another death, in Pender County, when downed trees prevented emergency units from reaching a woman with a medical condition.
Florence was one of two major storms threatening millions of people on opposite sides of the world. Also, a 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, and a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain, authorities said.
Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 195km/h winds as of Thursday, but dropped to a Category 1 hurricane before coming ashore.
Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center is predicting that Florence will become a tropical storm tomorrow (Sept. 15) over SC, continue northwest to eastern Kentucky, then swing northeast and track over most of New England early next week.
By late afternoon, the centre of the storm was about 25 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.
After landfall, Florence slowed to a pace that meant it would plague the area with days of flooding.
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On Friday, coastal streets in the Carolinas flowed with frothy ocean water, and pieces of torn-apart buildings flew through the air.
About 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders and millions of others live in areas likely to be affected by the storm.
Forecasters believe the biggest danger right now is the water, not the wind. "If the number seems really insane high, you always have to have some suspicion until we can actually get out and verify it".
"It can not be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland", forecasters said, reportsCBS News.
Video taken in several towns in the Carolinas showed emergency personnel wading through thigh-high water.
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