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What also makes this hurricane extremely unsafe are the deadly storm surges , mammoth coastal flooding and historic rainfall expected far inland. "I don't care if this goes down to a Category 1", CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. Myrtle Beach International Airport in SC has also suspended commercial operations, and urges passengers to check with their airlines - not the airport - about upcoming itineraries.
  • Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

    Hurricane Florence looks absolutely wild from the International Space Station

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    These satellite observations revealed that the powerful Category 4 hurricane is 400 miles wide (643 kilometers) and will most likely unleash very heavy rainfall over parts of the U.S. "The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected". An image taken by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean, approaching the Carolinas on September 12, 2018.
  • Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears

    Carolinas brace for the worst as monstrous Hurricane Florence nears

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    The National Weather Service said 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million live in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches. These alerts are usually issued about 48 hours before storms are set to touch down, when the arrival of tropical force winds would make any last-minute preparation hard.
  • Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

    Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

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    Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for North Carolina Friday , and the Marine Lab-which is just off the coast-will be evacuated Thursday . As Hurricane Florence steadily makes its way toward the southeastern part of the US, meteorologists have issued repeated warnings of expected rainfall, flash flooding, high-intensity winds and even mudslides .
  • Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models

    Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models

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    But weather forecasters are particularly concerned about Florence due to a handful of factors. At this height of the Atlantic hurricane season, Florence was being trailed on east-to-west paths by two other storms, Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac, but neither packs the deadly punch of Florence.
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    The forecast is for landfall to occur overnight Thursday into Friday morning. Hurricane Florence, dubbed the " storm of a lifetime" by the National Weather Service , has slowed dramatically overnight Wednesday and may not officially make landfall until the weekend.
  • The force of Hurricane Florence | Register

    The force of Hurricane Florence | Register

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    Forecasters expect 12 to 18 inches of rain with locally higher amounts. "This is not just a coastal event". Florence, now a Category 4 hurricane, is headed toward the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states with 140 miles per hour winds and is expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday.
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    That gap between launches was the longest since late 2017, when a month and a half passed between Falcon 9 launches of Koreasat 5A and a Dragon cargo resupply mission. The satellite Telstar-18 Vantage will stay in orbit for about 15 years. Built by the California-based aerospace company SSL , the satellite is created to last about 15 years in orbit.
  • Major Hurricane Florence Barreling Towards The Carolinas Amidst A Busy Tropical Atlantic

    Major Hurricane Florence Barreling Towards The Carolinas Amidst A Busy Tropical Atlantic

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    Hurricane Florence is rapidly intensifying and could strike a direct and unsafe blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, possibly as a fearsome category 4 , forecasters said . "Don't get complacent just because you live inland!" Chance for rain and storms will continue this week, with the deeper tropical moisture more or less still in place over the area.
  • Hurricane Florence gains strength; Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic states prepare for surge

    Hurricane Florence gains strength; Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic states prepare for surge

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    The Center reports that Florence will be a unsafe hurricane near the United States' southeastern coast by late next week as the risk of "direct impacts continues to increase". "I'm telling them to go inland, but I'm anxious about the rain and tornadoes too", Roberts said. "The bottom line is that there is high confidence that Florence will be a large and extremely unsafe hurricane, regardless of its exact intensity", the hurricane center said.
  • Hurricane Florence Grows Stronger, Heads Toward US East Coast

    Hurricane Florence Grows Stronger, Heads Toward US East Coast

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    Tropical Storm Florence turned into a hurricane Sunday morning and swirled toward the USA for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the week. They were likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions, according to the NHC . A warm ocean is the fuel that powers hurricanes, and Florence will be moving over waters where temperatures are peaking near 85 degrees (30 Celsius), hurricane specialist Eric Blake wrote.
  • As Florence bears down on USA coast, 1 million told to flee

    As Florence bears down on USA coast, 1 million told to flee

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    As of 5 a.m. EDT, Florence was centered about 625 miles (1,005 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda, moving west at 9 mph (15 kph). The Charlotte region has a better than 50 percent chance of seeing tropical storm-force winds (between 39 and 73 mph) later this week, according to the latest forecasts from the National Hurricane Center.
  • Hurricane Florence will be felt ‘statewide,’ North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says

    Hurricane Florence will be felt ‘statewide,’ North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says

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    Florence is now one of three hurricanes spinning in the Atlantic Ocean, along with Helene and Isaac . A mandatory evacuation for residents and visitors in other areas of the county goes into effect at 7 a.m. Florence turned into a hurricane Sunday morning and was swirling toward the US for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the week.
  • Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike US Southeast

    Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike US Southeast

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    Cotton, corn and soybean fields, along with massive hog and poultry facilities lie in Florence's forecast path.Smithfield Foods Inc., the No. 1 hog producer, and chicken producer Sanderson Farms Inc. "Pretend, assume, presume that a major hurricane is going to hit SC". Isaac became the fifth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic Season and the third storm being actively tracked in a busy weather weekend.