Monday, 22 October, 2018

NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'

Hurricane Florence NOAA update Hurricane Florence NOAA update Latest path update
Sandy Nunez | 14 September, 2018, 06:29

Heavy rainfall began after dark.

"On the forecast track, the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later tonight, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC in the hurricane warning area on Friday", the briefing said.

Six feet of storm surge could carry large objects like cars underwater and leave lower levels structures submerged in water, according to Dr Postel.

Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA via AP This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. McMullen says, "You'll get 24-36 hours period of excess rainfall, category 1 or 2 force winds, and then you'll get constant storm surge with water being piled onto the land from the Atlantic Ocean". "Today the threat becomes a reality", he said. Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.

Storm surge of 13 feet on top of a high tide at 7 feet could overwhelm Carolina Beach. Whenever a hurricane tumbles toward landfall, the emphasis tends to be on wind forces.

"We're on the wrong side of this storm".

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Even so, many residents of Myrtle Beach proudly recalled how they had weathered a number of storms in the past and were confident they could ride out Florence too. The center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and SC later tonight, then move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and northeastern SC on Friday. North and SC as well as Virginia have ordered evacuations for coastal counties.

This is why you don't mess with Mother Nature.

In North Carolina, Florence is expected to dump up to 40 inches of rain.

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About 10 million people live in the path of the slow-moving storm and more than 1 million had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia, jamming westbound roads and highways for miles.

Browning's choice to stay in the hurricane warning zone wasn't easy, she said, but she "could not find anywhere to go". "Whether you have a house or not, when the storm comes it will bring everyone together".

Though the Waffle House may be open now, it's unlikely that will be the case in the days to come.

As the storm continues toward Southeastern North Carolina, it will bring life-threatening storm surges, flooding and risky waves to the coast, the briefing said.

As of 5pm, the storm was centred 385 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwest at 16mph.

Life-threatening storm surges of up to 13 feet have been forecast in some areas when the monster storm eventually makes landfall in North and SC.

Maryland's largest natural gas and electric company, BGE, said it was also preparing for the storm.

Luettich and colleagues at the University of Notre Dame and University of Texas spent 30 years developing ADCRIC, a computer model that gauges storm surge and other impacts of major coastal weather events. The damage from the storm is also cumulative over time, as it slowly moves inland, damaging homes and buildings, blowing trees over, and knocking down power lines.

"But I'm not afraid", he said.

Officials in New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, have stockpiled enough food and water for 60,000 people for four days, along with more than 28,000 tarps. "If I can't get back in a week, after a while they might turn on each other or trash the place". Things are only going to get more wild from here.