Nathan Deal declared of a state of emergency for 159 counties in the state following the updated storm predictions.
That reduced Florence from a Category 4 hurricane to a Category 1, but forecasters warned that the widening storm - and its likelihood of lingering around the coast day after day after day - will bring ocean water surging onto land and torrential rain. All three states ordered mass evacuations along the coast.
Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage. The steering currents that are moving the storm along are expected to collapse, leaving the center of the storm drifting over the same area for up to a week.
According to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean, current forecast puts Florence stalling upon reaching the Carolina coast before making a slight shift south and barreling down SC.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Duck, NC, to the North Carolina/Virginia border. With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid extremely heavy rain, sending vast amounts of manure from thousands of farms into rivers and contaminating groundwater.
Flooding, Wind Threat Remains As Florence Closes In
Colgate, a Patriot League program from NY , had hotel rooms and meal plans locked down for the trip to Greenville, South Carolina. McMaster also warned of possible landslides in the Upstate, portions of which could get 10 inches of rain over the weekend.
As Hurricane Florence continues barreling toward the Carolinas, NASA has posted a remarkable video of the storm with winds approaching 130 miles per hour.
The impact of storm surge on the coast will depend on whether the storm's arrival coincides with high tide.
The East Coast isn't the only area facing the brunt of a storm.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic basin, Tropical Storm Isaac will strike the islands of the Lesser Antilles, with Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique under a tropical storm warning.
"Watch out, America! #HurricaneFlorence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens", German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted this morning, along with the photos to prove it. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you". The trend is "exceptionally bad news", said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it "smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge".
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Pep Guardiola has spoken of his "dream" of managing in worldwide football one day - but claims it is unlikely to be with Spain . City are also hoping to tie England global Raheem Sterling , who joined City in the same summer as De Bruyne, to a new deal.
After these were first proposed several weeks ago, Apple warned that they'll likely increase the cost of many of its products. However, the last round of talks, between mid-level USA and Chinese officials in August, failed to reach any agreement.
The rising sea crept towards the two-storey home of Tom Copeland, who lives on a spit of land surrounded by water in Swansboro. Florence was moving west-southwest at about 5 miles per hour (7 km/h), with its center located over eastern SC .
Numerous calls are from residents who are trapped in their homes, some of whom reported floodwater rising up to the second floor. It remains a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 80 miles per hour , but stronger wind gusts have been reported.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected on Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe by tonight or early Thursday.
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On Thursday morning, South 17th Street, usually teeming with commuter traffic by 6:30 a.m., was almost devoid of cars. Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty.
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He said the reaction showed the world "has just gone crazy" and insisted he was simply illustrating her behaviour on the day. On the other side of the net, though, the 20-year-old Osaka kept her cool in her first Grand Slam final to win 6-2 6-4.
'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas
In South Carolina and inland parts of North Carolina, 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall, with 20 inches possible in some areas. FEMA Administrator Brock Long urged people to prepare for a "very devastating storm", with possibly weeks-long power outages.
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Apple introduces iPhone XR
The iPhone XS and XS MAX will be available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB capacities with starting prices of $999 and $1,099, respectively. You can pre-order it in the United Kingdom on the 14 September and then it's available to buy in-store on the 21st September.