Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

Storm Florence: The impact in numbers

At 7 a.m., the center of the eye was located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, moving west at 6 mph.

By Friday evening, the center of the storm had moved to eastern SC, about 15 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.

The video had been viewed more than 3.6 million times and had received nearly 60,000 retweets as of Friday evening.

Florence made landfall on the East Coast Friday morning with wind speeds of 195 miles per hour.

Just after midnight, the station tweeted that everyone had safely evacuated.

Eduardo Munoz / Reuters A downed tree rests on a house during the passing of Hurricane Florence in the town of Wilson, North Carolina. He said five deaths were confirmed from the storm and "several others are under investigation". "This system is unloading epic amounts of rainfall: in some places, measured in feet, not inches".

Shaken after seeing waves crashing on the Neuse River just outside his house in New Bern, restaurant owner and hurricane veteran Tom Ballance wished he had evacuated. Floodwaters submerged U.S. Highway 264, cutting off a major route to other flood-prone areas along the river and the adjacent Pamlico Sound.

Roads became flooded, trees blown over and homes destroyed as some parts of North Carolina have already seen surges of flood water as high as 10ft.

This is the weird moment a TV weatherman appeared to be caught faking his battle against gale-force winds during Storm Florence. "These are folks who made a decision to stay and ride out the storm for whatever reason, despite having a mandatory evacuation", city public information officer Colleen Roberts said.

State emergency officials said Thursday they had no way of tracking how many residents from the Carolinas had escaped to Florida this week. The Army Corps of Engineers was preparing to start work restoring power, installing temporary roofing and removing debris.

Charley English of the American Red Cross said anyone wondering how to help from afar can donate blood, registering first at their local Red Cross websites.

The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its white sands and multitude of golf courses.

North Carolina Gov Roy Cooper called Florence an "uninvited brute" that could wipe out entire communities as it grinds its way across land.

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The reporter, Mike Seidel, was reporting from Wilmington, N.C., Friday afternoon, where he was shown hunched over and appearing to brace against a strong wind.

"The fact is this storm is deadly and we know we are days away from an ending", Gov Cooper said. The city said two FEMA teams were working on swift-water rescues and more were on the way.

"I feel guilty but we're trying to make the best of the situation", Jordan said.

Perry says his department has been in contact with power companies and gas pipeline operators.

More than 800,000 customers in North Carolina were without power and 21,000 people were being housed in 157 shelters across the state.

Florence already has set a North Carolina record for rainfall totals, exceeding that of Hurricane Floyd, which struck in 1999 and caused 56 deaths.

The National Hurricane Center said as much as 40in (102cm) was expected on the southeastern coast of North Carolina and part of northeastern SC.

Parts of West-central Virginia and far eastern West Virginia will see "life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding, along with an elevated risk for landslides", according to the agency.

More than 415,000 homes and businesses were without power September 14 morning according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the nation's electrical grid.

Florence "will continue to track slowly inland through the Carolinas this weekend", the National Weather Service said in its 8:00 a.m. update Saturday.

As of 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), maximum sustained winds had weakened to near 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour, but the NHC warned residents of unsafe storm surges and "catastrophic flooding".

Immigration officers have been dispatched to help with response and recovery as Florence lashes North and SC with life-threatening winds, rain and floods.

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