Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Research | By Jody Lindsey

Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating

The warning was issued on Wednesday by the UAE Embassy on its Twitter account.

Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring catastrophic flooding to areas of the eastern United States already soaked by heavy rain and it may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades.

'This storm is a monster.

Hurricane Florence is threatening millions of Americans in the southeast, as FEMA warns that this is a very risky storm.

Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday, and the National Hurricane Center fears the storm "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event Friday-Sunday".

Up to 1.7 million people are under voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders, and coastal residents were frantically boarding up homes and businesses and hitting the road on Wednesday as the storm approached.

"It doesn't matter how much money you have or how many generators you have if you can't get gas", she said. "We are ready. We're as ready as anybody's ever been".

"Protection of life is the absolute highest priority", he added. Parts of North Carolina could get 40 inches (1 meter) of rain. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center, while tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles.

Florence is now been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to make landfall in the US, Thursday as an "extremely dangerous" hurricane according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Florence's rainfall now lurks just over 100 miles off the coast of the Carolinas and time is running out to prepare.

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That's because the weather systems that push and pull a storm disappear as Florence nears land around the border between North and SC. However, the track forecast has now become less certain.

"I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence", Deal said.

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.

Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia.

Hurricane force winds are expected along portions of the coasts of SC and North Carolina and a hurricane warning is in effect there. "There's nobody left to work". "The building's solid and Buddha will protect us". "Because it's Mother Nature".

"It's going to coming roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say 'I'm not sure I really want to do this and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland, '" said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground. She said a hurricane has a way of bringing everyone to the same level. "If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have minded staying here".

"We do not want to risk one SC life in this hurricane", the governor told reporters.

In Virginia, where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence's path largely missing the state.

Florence is being trailed in the Atlantic by two other storms - Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac.

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