Florence generating waves of 83 feet

Pablo Tucker
September 14, 2018

Mandatory evacuation orders were in effect for much of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia as Category 3 Hurricane Florence bore down on the states. The storm is moving to the northwest at 15 miles per hour and is expected to slow down later today and drift west toward southeastern NC.

The NHC is estimating that as many as 20 inches of rain could fall in some places along the southern North Carolina coast while bringing in excess of 10 inches of rain in parts of SC.

National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham warns that a slight shift in Florence's forecast track does not mean that some communities north of the storm are now in the clear.

Helene is now 2,065km south-southwest of the Azores in the Atlantic and Met Éireann said the storm would approach the south coast by Tuesday.

It is predicted the Carolinas could begin feeling tropical storm force winds early Thursday.

This storm is lined up behind Florence in the Atlantic.

Isaac is expected to reach landfall in the Caribbean later this week. Many areas in the low-lying city flood with routine rain storms, causing street closures and detours.

All eyes are on Hurricane Florence and its path toward the Carolinas, but several other hurricanes are brewing as well.

There is a small chance that injuries could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts.

Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center, mainly to the northwest.

Sustained winds on Tuesday afternoon approached 105 miles per hour, making it a very strong Category 2 storm, though it was expected to gradually weaken over cooler waters.

Florence will have a minimal impact on the D.C. Metro Area.

Tropical Storm Issac was one of four weather systems rolling across the Atlantic Thursday, including the risky category 2 Hurricane Florence, which was packing winds of nearly 100mph as it headed towards the Carolinas on the east coast of the United States. The storm is expected to slow down and possibly stall near or over the coast on Friday.

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