ALERT! Tropical Storm Florence to Become ‘Major Hurricane’ and Hit US This Week – 1M People Forced to Leave (UPD)

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Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Florence to become a “major hurricane” as it strengthens into a Category 1 and expected to hit the southeastern U.S. East Coast.

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Source: NASA/Reuters

UPD Sept. 11 4 am EST:

  • Storm to bring winds of up to 140 mph (neared Category 5 strength) today;
  • 1 million people forced to the territories of the southeastern U.S. Coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia;
  • Local people hurried up to board up their homes, formed long lines at gas stations and emptied the shelves of hardware stores and supermarkets;

  • The following zones are affected:

Florence is coming

Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Florence to become a major Category 1 hurricane on Monday as it gained strength in the central Atlantic. It is expected to turn into a major storm by Monday night as it churns over the open ocean and heads toward the U.S. East Coast, the U.S. hurricane agency said.

Florence was about 685 miles (1,100 km) southeast of Bermuda as of 11 p.m. on Friday (0300 GMT on Monday), packing maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 km/h), the Miami-based forecasters said. The hurricane could make landfall possibly as a Category 3 or higher on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale.

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Source: NOAA

“Make your plans now,” South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster urged residents during a news conference on Sunday. “Presume that a major hurricane is going to hit right smack dab in the middle of South Carolina.”

McMaster said he had asked President Donald Trump to declare a federal emergency in South Carolina in anticipation of the storm’s arrival.

Residents should count on “a lot of wind and a lot of rain”, he added.

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The governors of North Carolina and South Carolina declared states of emergency and urged people to prepare for Florence’s arrival. Authorities in Florida said they were closely monitoring the storm.

“Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and are beginning to reach portions of the U.S. East Coast,” the NOAA said on Sunday. “These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.”


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