The Weather Channel Goes All In With Apocalyptic Hurricane Florence Graphics

A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a NASA view of Hurricane Florence

A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a NASA view of Hurricane Florence

Florence's top winds were clocked on Thursday evening at 90 miles per hour (150 km/h) as it churned in the Atlantic Ocean, down from a peak of 140 miles per hour (224 km/h) earlier this week when it was classified as a Category 4 storm before being downgraded. Sand dunes gone storm surge 4' into house knocking down walls first floor. They also have three dogs and three parrots. It said it was located about 35 miles (55 km) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and forecasters predicted a slow westward march. That's comparable to Hurricane Harvey, which according to some weather stations, dropped more than four feet of rain on areas of southeastern Texas.

And there's no way her family could afford that - or the $1,728 per room another hotel quoted.

The remainder of SC and North Carolina into southwest Virginia could see 6 to 12 inches, with some isolated areas seeing 15 inches.

"Since my husband retired and my health declined, we have his retirement as an income".

"I have no generator", said Petra Langston, a nurse. "So since we can't find anything within our means. we've opted to stay". It's a kind gesture but doesn't alleviate Browning's fear.

"Against my better judgment, due to emotionalism, I evacuated", said Fisher, 74.

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The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. Announcing his evacuation order, SC governor Henry McMaster said an estimated one million people would be fleeing the coast.

Browning said she had started a GoFundMe campaign in case repairs are needed for the family home.

About 1.7 million residents across the states' coastlines are under mandatory evacuation orders, and tens of thousands of hospital patients and prison inmates have been moved out of Florence's path.

Wednesday, keen-eyed WFMY staffers noticed there were dozens of Facebook events with ill-advised but hilarious ways to beat the storm, from suggesting we yell "Fake News!" at the hurricane to playing our saxophones in that general direction.

"Just because the wind speed came down, the intensity of this storm came down to a Cat 2, please do not let your guard down", said Brock Long, the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Its surge of ocean water could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 4m, and days of downpours could dump more than 1m of rain, touching off severe flooding.

The surge in power outages along the coast is the result of gusts coming off Hurricane Florence and knocking trees into power lines, said Lisa Crawley, a spokeswoman for the co-ops.

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The Miami-based center says Florence is bringing "catastrophic" fresh water flooding over a wide area of the Carolinas. He is expected to travel to areas affected by the hurricane next week, the White House said Friday.

But North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned: "Don't relax, don't get complacent". The town of Oriental, North Carolina, got more than 20 inches of rain just a few hours into the deluge.

"I end up hearing more negative stories about leaving than staying", Mrs. Mramer said.

"There's going to be really nowhere for anybody to go", said Chief House with Wrightsville Beach Police.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Duck, NC, to Cape Charles Light, VA, for Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort, and for Edisto Beach, SC, to South Santee River, SC.

And yet another tropical storm formed in the Atlantic Thursday night. Hurricane Helene is veering toward Ireland and Great Britain. "You can get storm surge even several miles inland".

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