Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, Florence had strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour.

Florence is located approximately 750 miles southeast of Bermuda. It was heading west at nine km/h. People living well inland should prepare to lose power and endure flooding and other hazards, he warned.

The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said Florence, whose maximum sustained winds have already reached 105 miles per hour, will become an "extremely unsafe hurricane" when it makes landfall.

Large swells affecting Bermuda and portions of the U.S. East Coast will continue this week.

Southeastern North Carolina remains in the middle of the storm's "cone of uncertainty", with the cone extending from roughly Hilton Head, S.C., in the south to the Chesapeake Bay in the north.

Florence is expected to rapidly strengthen into a major hurricane by as early as tomorrow evening. "Everyone should start preparing now".

In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia triggered warnings for multiple Hawaiian islands as it blew west toward an arrival over the state as soon as late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

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Hurricane Helene has strengthened a bit and now has maximum sustained winds near 85 miles per hour.

Florence has re-intensified into a Hurricane, while Tropical Storm Helene and Isaac continue to churn in the Atlantic. As it nears the US coast, winds speeds could rise and fall as the intense storm undergoes eyewall replacements, broadening the storm and increasing the areas potentially impacted.

In 1989, Hurricane Hugo grew to a Category 4 storm before coming ashore near Charleston, South Carolina, where it caused about $14.1 billion in damage when adjusted for inflation, making it the 13th costliest USA storm, according to Hurricane Center records.

"The chances of it going out to sea are extremely slim at this point", she said. Each model individually is not a forecast, rather, you should look at this map and see if they all "agree" on where it's taking the storm. We're just a strip of land - we're a barrier island.

Further strengthening is expected, as Florence moves toward North and SC, where it could unleash its fury as the most powerful storm to hit the region in three decades.

"With this order government agencies will begin to mobilize in anticipation of a hurricane", McMaster said. Plenty of moisture in the atmosphere turned into daily storms that became pretty widespread both Saturday and Sunday.

The center expects the biggest threats from Florence to be "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions". While it is too soon to determine the exact timing, location, and magnitude of these impacts, interests at the coast and inland from SC into the mid-Atlantic region should closely monitor the progress of Florence, ensure they have their hurricane plan in place, and follow any advice given by local officials. As the tropics heat up a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for later today.

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