Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Sci-tech | By Bennie Mills

Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade

Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade

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

Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia's governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and SC in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes. "The water level will get a little high but we'll be fine".

Winds of 40 miles per hour or greater will advance onshore in eastern North Carolina during the day on Thursday.

People who thought they were safe from the onslaught of Hurricane Florence began boarding up and Georgia's governor declared a state of emergency Wednesday as uncertainty over the path of the monster storm spread worry along the Southeastern coast.

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Their mother, Allison , a former Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations for St. Guyger, who was still in uniform, put her key in the door, which was unlocked, and the door opened, the official said.

According to CNN, more than 1 million people have been told to evacuate coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Storm surge occurs when the force of hurricane winds push ocean water ashore.

"Do you want to get hit with a train or do you want to get hit with a cement truck?" said Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"The state is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety", Deal said. It could stall just off the coast and then drift south along the SC coast and possibly make a landfall as a weaker system if it doesn't make it clearly over the coast of North Carolina. But at the Eagle Crest senior living community near the shore here Wednesday, the windows had always been boarded up and a sign was already hung on the front door announcing that nobody was there.

Kevin Miller, a 50-year-old electrician, said he planned to ride out the storm at his home near Charleston.

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"I was very apprehensive", he said.

With the storm's fierce wind and rain threatening numerous state's cash crops, farmers were working around the clock to harvest as much corn and tobacco as they could.

The prison, home to nearly 1,000 prisoners and up to 119 staff, was ordered to stay put even during an initial mandatory evacuation for surrounding Jasper County.

Panovich: The other interesting thing is in Charlotte our biggest impacts might be felt more Friday night into Saturday, and we will certainly see some wind on Friday but I think the rain may be kind of scattered about on Friday and the heavy stuff doesn't really move in until Saturday. Eventually, Florence will veer north into the Appalachian Mountains, bringing soaking rains to Virginia and western North Carolina, before sputtering out late next week near DE and Maryland, the FWS reported.

TROPICS: Florence expected to produce damaging winds in Carolinas
Other models show Isaac recurving near or east of the Lesser Antilles toward a developing trough over the central Atlantic Ocean. An area of showers and storms moving into the Gulf of Mexico will have a high chance of development (70%) by Thursday.

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