Hurricane Florence could produce extreme flooding to North Carolina

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More than a million people were ordered Monday to evacuate the path of Hurricane Florence as the powerful Category 4 storm packing winds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour bore down on the East Coast of the United States.

The first effects were already being seen on barrier islands as risky rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway. "This helps everyone find vital information more easily".

The "major" hurricane was about 845 kilometres south-southeast of Bermuda on Monday and moving toward land at approximately 20 km/h, according to an advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). People living well inland should prepare to lose power and anticipate flooding and other hazards, he warned. "When you stall a system like this and it moves real slow, some of that rainfall can extend well away from the centre".

"We are expecting more wind that we had with Hugo and more water than we had with Matthew.", McMaster said.

Behind Isaac, Hurricane Helene is gaining strength, with wind speeds of over 105 miles per hour as of Monday afternoon.

Rising water tidelines could surge to as high as 12ft between Cape Fear and Cape Lookout, north of Carolina Beach.

More than 1.5 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the US Atlantic coast as Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm and the most powerful to menace the Carolinas in almost three decades, barreled in on Tuesday.

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, and this year was forecasted to have a slightly above-average number of storms.

Hurricanes Isaac, which could hit Caribbean islands, and Helene, much farther out to sea, lined up behind Florence as the 2018 Atlantic season reached its peak.

Preparations for Florence were intensifying up and down the densely populated coast.

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The National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm twice Monday, to a Category 4 hurricane.

The wind is a secondary concern, given that storms generally weaken quickly once they make landfall, and the main circulation of Florence is expected to stay south of the D.C. area, Pallozzi says.

Officials at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport are monitoring conditions and advise travelers to check with the airlines before heading to North Carolina, South Carolina or Virginia, Jones said.

A hurricane warning is in effect from the South Santee River in SC to Duck, North Carolina.

"We are in the bull's eye", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told reporters on Monday. Schools, state government offices and medical facilities, including nursing homes in those counties, will be evacuated as well, McMaster said.

Some meteorologists are already predicting that Florence "could be one of the worst storms in us history". The state's emergency management agency said it is "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster".

The exact path of Florence still has some uncertainty, but meteorologists appear increasingly confident the storm will make landfall along the coast of Carolinas or - possibly - Virginia.

Classes were canceled starting on Monday at the Wilmington campus of the University of North Carolina.

Hurricane Isaac and Helene can be seen to the east of Florence.

"Because of the depth and extent of our team's expertise, we can meet the needs of not only Texans, but our fellow citizens in other parts of the country", said Chuck Jones, TX-TF1 Operations Chief.

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