Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

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

Despite the downgrade, Florence is expected to produce catastrophic flooding throughout the Carolinas. We know it has forced the cancellation of almost 1,800 flights, with more to come, and that it has already caused serious flooding in coastal areas.

"Typically, we see a stimulus effect that creates jobs and raises incomes for South Carolinians", said Joseph Von Nessen, a research economist at the University of SC.

The "threat of freshwater flooding will increase over the next several days" in the impacted areas. The storm is moving west-northwestward at 17 miles per hour.

At 1 p.m. Thursday the storm was churning maximum sustained winds of 105 mph located about 115 miles south-southeast of Wilmington, N.C., according to the hurricane center.

North Carolina has roughly 2,100 industrial-scale pork farms containing more than 9 million hogs.

Forecasters say Florence, the first major hurricane to take direct aim at the USA mainland this year, could batter coastal areas with whipping winds, torrential rain and storm surges as high as 9 feet. And while the intensity of Florence's winds - still in the 90 miles per hour range - have diminished enough to turn it into a Category 1, the storm has grown in size as it crawls off the coast at a plodding 6 miles per hour.

New Bern is a town of around 30,000 people on the Neuse River, near North Carolina's coast. He says: "If Mama and Grandma are going, then a lot of people are leaving".

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"The fact is this storm is deadly and we know we are days away from an ending", Cooper said. "Our meteorologists are saying that the rainfall amounts will be devastating in certain areas", he said.

Power company Duke Energy said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its four million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks. The Outer Banks of North Carolina took the initial brunt Thursday afternoon, with parts of Highway 12 - the main road that runs through Ocracoke and Hatteras islands - flooding and becoming impassable. The rainfall will produce life-threatening flash flooding in Virginia and the Carolinas.

"I've never seen the president and all these other people talk the way they're talking", he said while waiting for an evacuation bus.

There were no immediate reports of storm-related deaths or serious injuries but more than 60 people, as well as many children and pets, had to be evacuated from a hotel in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after strong winds caused parts of the roof to collapse, local officials said.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state.

It is expected to move across parts of south-eastern North Carolina and eastern SC, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said.

Storm surge watches and warnings are separated from hurricane alerts because hurricane-force winds and storm surges don't always occur at the same place or the same time, said Rick Knabb, the former director of the hurricane center, and now the hurricane expert at the Weather Channel.

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