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Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

It's unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. "This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.


Incredible Hurricane Florence weather report goes viral

Incredible Hurricane Florence weather report goes viral

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing cinderblock motel at the height of the storm. Hundreds more were rescued elsewhere from rising water. After making landfall near Wilmington , Florence is expected to head west across SC before making a turn toward the north over the next few days.



Florence sits on doorstep of Carolinas with projected winds of 100mph

According to Fire Chief Glen Rogers, there are in fact only 12 people left on the beach to sit out the storm. Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center is predicting that Florence will become a tropical storm tomorrow (Sept.


Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

Florence's hurricane-force winds were blowing 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds reached up to 195 miles (315 kilometers) from the eye. In New Bern, Sarah Risty-Davis is one of the residents who opted not to follow a mandatory evacuation order that was issued three days ago. Within hours of the storm making landfall, officials in Onslow County - which includes the city of Jacksonville , reported "major structural damage to homes, businesses and ...


Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast

Hurricane Florence makes landfall as torrential rains batter coast

Notice the lag in flooding; most rivers will begin to rise 48 to 72 hours after the storm exits the coast. Air Force General Terrence J O'Shaughnessy, head of US Command, said search and rescue is a top priority but that the magnitude of the storm may exceed the ability of rescuers.