Hurricane Florence creating 80-foot tall waves?

Jo Lloyd
September 15, 2018

"What we will get are the remnants of the tropical storm". This rainfall may cause risky flash flooding. "Maximum sustained winds remain near 90 miles per hour (150 km/h) with higher gusts".

As Graham says, "just because you have a landfall to your south doesn't mean you're out of the woods, because the winds are huge around this system".

Hurricane-force winds extend up to 80 miles from Florence's center, with tropical-storm-force winds out about 195 miles.

Hurricane Florence made landfall early Friday morning, prompting the National Hurricane Center to issue storm surge warnings for both Carolinas.

While a tropical storm watch is in effect for St. Kitts and Nevis, at Pond Hill, Nevis, forecaster Harry W. Hallstrom said, "Isaac is getting ripped apart with wind shear".

And the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands should monitor the storm's progress as additional watches could be issued this afternoon or evening. Some fluctuation in wind speeds are expected, and weakening forecast Thursday, but it's still expected to be a fierce storm triggering unsafe flooding.

Forecasters say catastrophic freshwater flooding is expected over parts of North Carolina and SC ahead.

The storm is now around 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph.

"The rain's going to be around for a long time", he said.

Florence has 130 miles per hour winds, enough to make it a unsafe Category 4 hurricane.

Hurricane Florence has weakened somewhat early Thursday as its outer bands approach the North Carolina coast, but weather officials cautioned that the storm will still bring life-threatening conditions.

Three feet of storm surge moving onto the coastline will result in higher tides and higher water moving onshore.

Hurricane Warnings are in effect from the South Santee River in SC to Duck, North Carolina. On Thursday morning, South 17th Street, usually teeming with commuter traffic by 6:30 a.m., was almost devoid of cars.

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