Trump urges precautions ahead of 'very bad' Hurricane Florence

Trump urges precautions ahead of 'very bad' Hurricane Florence

South Carolina's northern coast and North Carolina's Outer Banks are expected to take the most direct hit if the hurricane keeps to the current forecast, according to news outlets.

In preparation for Florence reaching the coast this week, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is preparing bulldozers, chainsaws and other rescue equipment, according to the press release.

"It is incumbent upon every citizen in Virginia Beach to prepare themselves for the conditions that we will be facing because of this storm", Hansen said.

Where is the hurricane now?

President Donald Trump issued a strong warning to those in the path of Hurricane Florence, which is on track to hit the East Coast as a major storm later this week. Florence now has maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, and gusts up to 140 miles per hour, making it a major hurricane capable of doing "devastating" damage.

The storm's center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and is expected to approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. The center warns that such storms will snap or uproot most trees and down power poles and that power can be out in some areas for weeks or months.

The hurricane center's description of a Category 4 hurricane begins with "catastrophic damage will occur".

During a news conference Monday, City Manager Dave Hansen said it appears the city will likely be effected by this storm, and he has ordered shelters to open Thursday morning.

What else should I know?

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"We are preparing for the worst, and of course hoping for the best", South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said.

As of 11 p.m., the National Hurricane Center said the storm was about 1,085 miles east-southeast of Bald Head Island.

I'll have more on Florence later today. And heavy rains could cause flooding inland for days after landfall. It was not immediately clear how many people were being evacuated.

Florence was 575 miles (925 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda and the center of the hurricane was forecast to pass between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday, the NHC said.

NOAAAn NOAA map shows the probability of tropical-storm-force winds hitting the US East Coast between Sunday and Friday.

"The federal government stands ready to assist", she said.

Freshwater flooding is extremely likely once the storm makes landfall, possibly as far inland as West Virginia. If the storm moves on a coastal track, it would require the commonwealth to enact a tiered evacuation plan, commonly known as "Know Your Zone".

Two other hurricanes are now churning in the Atlantic Ocean.

A hurricane hunter plane found Florence strengthening quickly, reaching top winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kph) Sunday evening after crossing the 74 miles per hour threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane earlier in the day. Like Haley, McMaster also closed schools and government offices across the Midlands region of SC in order to allow roadways to accommodate the exodus from the coast.

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