Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

A car drives through a road as it slowly begins to flood as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches on Tuesday Sept. 4 2018 in Dauphin Island Ala

According to the latest Hurricane Florence satellite images, the massive storm is now heading towards North and SC and Virginia.

Hours later, Mr Trump approved emergency declarations for both coastal states, a move allowing the release of federal funds and equipment to help protection and recovery efforts.

A man runs past a mandatory evacuation sign before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Most of the North and SC coastlines are under storm surge and hurricane warnings or watches.

"Strength, track, and forward speed of Florence will be the major players in determining the scope and amount of rainfall and correspondingly the severity of inland flooding", according to AccuWeather forecaster Dan Kottlowski on September 12.

In addition to inundating the coast with wind-driven storm surges of seawater as high as 13 feet (4 meters) along the Carolina coast, Florence could dump 20 to 30 inches (51-76 cm) of rain, with up to 40 inches in parts of North Carolina, the NHC said.

Overall, risky storm surge is possible all the way from Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

The storm is not expected to change much in strength before making landfall.

Hurricane-force winds now extend up to 80 miles and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 195 miles from the center of the storm.

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The full impact of storm surge on the coast will depend on whether the storm's arrival coincides with high tide.

"The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves", the NWS report said.

Forecasters said wind speeds have dropped from a high of 140 miles per hour (225 kph) to 110 miles per hour (175 kph), reducing it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2, and additional fluctuations and weakening were likely as it swirled toward land. The storm is expected to slow down, stall and then perhaps wander just off the Carolina shore as it nears the coast Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tropical Storm Isaac appeared "poorly organized" and was weaker on the early morning hours of Wednesday Sep.

Torrential rains brought about significant flooding in some areas, with the rains expected to continue over Oahu through Thursday. His remarks fell flat in Puerto Rico where islanders are continuing to struggle to recover a year after the Category 4 storm.

Every coastal city along the Gulf or East Coast of the United States of America is at risk of storm surge, the hurricane center said.

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hurricane Hunter aircraft is now en route to investigate the depression, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

For its part, the tropical storm Helene, located southwest of the Portuguese Azores, has tilted its course to the north and must be maintained with a similar course and speed of translation over the waters of the eastern Atlantic. That system could develop into a tropical depression by Friday.

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