Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade

15 September, 2018, 04:31 | Author: Sherry Houston
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Keith Acre of North Carolina's Department of Emergency Management said: "This has been a really large evacuation and sheltering operation, probably the largest we've done, so that has not been an east lift".

There have already been 360 rescues in New Bern, North Carolina since Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday morning.

The hurricane was "wreaking havoc" and could wipe out entire communities as it makes its "violent grind across our state for days", the governor said.

The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Washington D.C., declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm.

Duke Energy expects between 1 million to 3 million homes and businesses to lose power.

But the danger comes not so much from the wind as from the storm surges, which could raise the sea level to 4 meters in some points and flood the coast.

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"Seeing them get out of the auto and seeing their emotions was heartbreaking", he said. The body of the 78-year-old man was discovered by family members Friday morning.

The total bill for damage from Florence could eventually reach $US10 billion ($13.8b) to $US20 billion ($27.7b), said Chuck Watson, a disaster researcher at Enki Research in Savannah, Georgia.

Nearly two million people have been displaced by Florence (Pic: GETTY) "It wasn't safe". "This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding", the Hurricane Center said.

Florence is about 25 miles (45 km) north-east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 km/h), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

The White House said on Friday President Donald Trump would travel to the region next week unless his visit would disrupt cleanup and rescue efforts. Restoring power to all customers could take weeks, it said.

Downtown New Bern, on the Neuse River also is flooded. "Everybody laughs at the fact that this storm got downgraded. but I've never seen tree devastation this bad."Afterwards, I'm going to drink a bottle of whiskey and take a two-day nap, but right now I'm walking the neighborhood and making sure my neighbors are fine, because nobody can get in here". Super Typhoon Mangkhut was expected to hit an area in the Philippines on Saturday that would affect 5.2 million people.

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