Hurricane Florence weather latest: Florence could be WORSE than Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Florence weather latest: Florence could be WORSE than Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Florence weather latest: Florence could be WORSE than Hurricane Harvey

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"Extremely risky winds will cause extensive damage: Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage".

The U.S. Naval Forces North Command also has deployed ships off the S.C. coast once the storm passes for recovery and rescue efforts, should support be needed, said Lt. Cmdr. It was located about 345 miles east of Guadaloupe. And newly formed Subtropical Storm Joyce is not expected to threaten land soon.

"3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico", Trump said on Twitter.

"It's not a zero event".

Florence's slow movement over the next two or three days will add another element of uncertainty.

"Even the rescuers can not stay there", he said.

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Although the suggestive graphic was presumably an accident, it is somehow a fitting representation for a storm that has already been described as "tremendously big and tremendously wet" in a White House briefing from Donald Trump this Tuesday.

We have the greatest fans in the country and I think that moving this game up, they all want to see the game, they all want to see us play, they all want to be here on campus, but they all understand that we have their safety in mind and that's why we've moved the game up. "It's a nasty interplay that makes it very hard". "Once the storm moves further inland to Atlanta and Charlotte, the biggest issue will be rain and thunderstorms", she said. "That's all the information we've been able to get at this time, and that's been the basis of our decision making up to now".

Even though the storm's category fell from a 4 to a 2 Wednesday (local time), forecasters stressed the category is only an evaluation of the storm's peak winds in a very narrow core near the center of the storm.

It's now expected to continue weakening and dissipate in five days.

More than 400 people were killed in Haiti before it hit the U.S. Coast. Some 3,000 people died in the aftermath of that storm. It is still considered unsafe with potential for strong winds and hazardous flooding. Meteorologist Greg Diamond has noted that areas along the coast of North Carolina on the right side of the storm could experience a significant storm surge through multiple high tide cycles, which would have a cumulative battering effect. The storm will have winds in the 110 miles per hour range. The heaviest rainfall is still expected in South and North Carolina, with upwards of 30 inches of rainfall possible in some locations.

Baker said the rain will bring damaging flash flooding to all areas of the Wilmington region, not just low-lying areas that are particularly vulnerable.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warned that Florence remained deadly because of its size and slow forward speed, even if its top sustained winds have dropped it to Category 2 status as a hurricane.

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The waves are produced by being trapped along with incredibly strong winds moving in the same direction as the storm's motion.

"It doesn't matter where you are", he said.

"Power outages will linger the longest and cause the most trouble", Abrams says.

Behind Isaac, Hurricane Helene also continued to deliver good news.

Florence's winds had dropped from a peak of 140 miles per hour (225 kph) to 105 miles per hour (165 kph) by midmorning, reducing the hurricane from a terrifying Category 4 to a 2.

Another disturbance is swirling around in the Gulf of Mexico. So, the winds will be winding down much quicker near the coast before those winds get up here. A hurricane hunter plane is scheduled to investigate the system Thursday.

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