Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave

Amazon again puts disaster relief efforts in motion as Hurricane Florence set to punish Carolina coast

Dealers are moving cars into service bays for refuge.

"We have a situation that has developed here, and that is the water getting close to the building", Donnie Cox, the chief meteorologist for local ABC affiliate WCTI12 in New Bern, North Carolina said during a live broadcast Thursday evening.

Hurricane Florence has already proven to be not just powerful and destructive but wildly unpredictable. The losses won't be easily or quickly overcome.

Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte.

It had sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and was moving in a northwest direction.

Storm surge has accounted for about half of the deaths in hurricanes since 1970, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Transportation companies in Georgia and the Carolinas sprinted to secure property and employees in the path of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday as disruptions to the USA supply chain were already being felt.

"Data from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft along with satellite imagery and various intensity estimates indicate that Florence has weakened instead of strengthening".

"It's time to start being prepared and having those emergency kits", Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, said in a video update this morning.

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More than 80,000 people were already without power as Florence began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. It was expected to begin pushing its way westward across SC later in the day, in a watery siege that could go on all weekend.

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"Florence was anticipated to make a steady, assured progress directly towards the Carolinas, make landfall, and move directly inland".

The cone of probability for Hurricane Florence as of 11:00 p.m. EDT, Sept. 12, 2018. Gen. Robert Livingston, adjutant general for SC, said in a statement.

The remainder of SC and North Carolina into southwest Virginia could see 6 to 12 inches, with some isolated areas seeing 15 inches.

Analysts expect a temporary boost in gasoline demand as people flee Florence, followed by weaker demand during and immediately after the storm.

Cooper said many people in his state who may think the storm has missed them have not yet seen its actual threat to their regions, advising residents inland that rivers will rise days after the rain has stopped.

"Bad things can happen when you're talking about a storm this size", Trump said in a video released Wednesday. The port remains open to all commercial and recreational traffic.

Amtrak canceled its passenger rail service south of Washington, D.C., and there were almost 600 cancellations of flights arriving or departing from major airports in the Carolinas. But rail cars with vehicles bound for Charleston and export markets overseas have been moved to secure areas until the storm passes.

Analysts at Cox Automotive predicted that Florence won't destroy as many cars as Hurricane Harvey did in the car-dependent Houston area. The more the Great Lakes one wins, the more southerly Florence will be. The area is under tropical storm and flash flood watches into the weekend.

A small area of the coastline will bear the brunt of the storm, but a larger area will experience harsh winds and flooding for a long duration due to the storm's slow-movement.

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