A hurricane warning is in effect for South Santee River, SC, north to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. By late Wednesday, authorities in North Carolina reported almost 7,000 evacuees staying in 71 emergency shelters throughout the state.
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On the coast of the river break their banks and torrents of water flooded farms and farmland, our homes and cities. Florence came ashore in the Carolinas Friday and its storm surges, flash floods and winds scattered destruction widely. Of the 13 victims, nine died on Friday night, while the rest were killed on Saturday, according to the officials. President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration for North Carolina, the White House said Saturday.
The state so far has been spared from severe hurricane impacts, but the southwest portion of the state is expecting up to 12 inches of rain. Coast Guard members said choppers had made about 50 rescues in and around New Bern and Jacksonville as of noon.
In Hong Kong , waters surged in Hong Kong's famous Victoria Harbour and coastal fishing villages, from which hundreds of residents were evacuated to storm shelters. In Shenzhen, electricity supply to more than 130,000 homes was cut at one point on Sunday. Nearly 1,000 flights were cancelled or delayed. "Water is the most immediate need for now and also the water containers, so that the people can get more water", she said.
The death toll from Florence rose to at least 17 as the storm crept slowly westward over the Carolinas Sunday, dumping massive amounts of water on the region. President Donald Trump has signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina, which should speed up federal aid to the state, Stephens explained , as well as open avenues for individual assistance for local residents, businesses and nonprofits.
Florence was drifting westward over SC, reaching about 30 kilometres southeast of Columbia S.C., at 5 a.m. Sunday, the NHC said. "Very eerie, the wind howling, the rain blowing sideways, debris flying", said Orsa, who lives nearby and feared splintering trees would pummel her house.
The hurricane was about 470 miles (755 km) east-southeast of Myrtle beach SC, with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour (205 km/h), the Miami, Florida-based weather forecaster said. 'Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you'. As of 8:00 am (1200 GMT), it was packing sustained winds of 130 miles ( 210 kilometers ) per hour, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Florence is expected to make landfall either late Friday or early Saturday near Wilmington , North Carolina , but Panovich said the shift in track has forecasters unsure of when or where that will happen. Crews board up the Oceanic restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Meteorologists are warning of potentially catastrophic flooding in the area, with isolated amounts of up to 40 inches of rain expected in parts of SC.