Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence Strengthens, Poses Major Threat to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic

The storm was located roughly 1,170 miles east-southeast of the Cape Fear region, and remained a risky Category 4 storm. Power and water outages could last for weeks.

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia will likely experience the brunt of the storm, with a possibility of up to 40 inches of rain, in addition to hurricane winds.

States of emergency were declared by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser for the nation's capital; requested by Virginia's governor; and approved by President Donald Trump for North and SC.

Trump announced the action Tuesday. The latest Category 4 to hit the Carolinas was Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The action frees up federal funds and resources. The governors of both states declared states of emergency.

National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warned that Hurrican Florence was forecast to linger over the Carolinas once it reaches shore, reported AP.

He said essential workers, including police and health professionals would be required to be on duty, but urged them "not to take any undue risk".

Concerns about the monster storm extended even into Virginia.

"We here in North Carolina are bracing for a hard hit", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday. Rescuers will not be able to reach you during the storm.

"The storm is strong and getting stronger", Cooper said. "Don't bet your life on riding out a monster".

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Plenty of moisture in the atmosphere turned into daily storms that became pretty widespread both Saturday and Sunday . Monday, Florence had strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane , with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour .

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Henry McMaster has ordered the evacuation to start at noon Tuesday as Hurricane Florence approaches. But getting out of harm's way could prove hard.

Latest visible satellite of the topical Atlantic shows Florence, Isaac, and Helene spinning on their westward tracks.

Two other hurricanes - Isaac and Helene - have also formed in the Atlantic Ocean. "The use of those buildings can determine how quickly we can return to normalcy following any storm".

Tropical Storm Isaac, located 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, is moving towards the west near 16 miles per hour (mph).

Helene, meanwhile, was still in the Atlantic's spawning ground for hurricanes off the coast of Africa, swirling with 105 mph winds and forecast to become a major hurricane, about 375 miles west of the Cape Verde islands. "We are going to put everything else away and then we are going to put some concrete blocks in front of the doors just so rushing water and wind can't blow the doors back in", said Matthew Littleton with Casper's Marina.

For now, it appears 10 to 15 inches of rain is possible.

Mindful of devastation wrought by a string of deadly US hurricanes a year ago, residents in the Carolinas began the rituals of disaster preparation - boarding up windows and stocking up on groceries, water and gasoline.

On Parris Island, South Carolina, recruits were ordered evacuated from the Marine Corps' biggest training installation on the East Coast.

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