That's because in addition to the extensive flooding, the hurricane is expected to knock out power along the coast, according to an analysis done by a team headed by Seth Guikema, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of MI.
"Yes, the winds will be bad, but really the water is what will be deadly", said Rob Galbraith, director of underwriting research for insurance firm USAA. It's going to destroy infrastructure.
"We are already experiencing heavily impacted traffic on some of the evacuation routes", said Jeff Byard, the associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
He said Wednesday it was imperative that locals heed evacuation warnings and that the time to flee Florence is now.
John Kinney, chief claims officer at Hartford, said three-quarters of the small businesses hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 had to close their doors for at least a day, with the average duration being about seven days.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while neighboring North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County.
They showed us instruments that function nearly like weather balloons, that are dropped into the storm to gather data that satellites can't. It would be a huge mistake to consider Florence less of a threat on such a track. The coast of the Carolinas will begin to feel Florence's wrath Wednesday night or Thursday morning with gusty winds and increasing surf. "It's a big one", he said.
In Columbia, South Carolina, Barry Sparks, a 66-year-old retiree, was thinking of getting out after the path of the storm shifted somewhat to the south.
And if that isn't enough, Subtropical Storm Joyce formed in the North Atlantic Tuesday afternoon, but it's not expected to hit the U.S. The system is expected to drift to the southwest in the coming days. "And if that's the case, it would continue to be over warm water and it would (retain) its hurricane status a little while longer before weakening into a tropical storm".
He was killed at a shopping mall near the Gush Etzion junction that has been the site of similar incidents in recent years. Fuld, 45, was a father of four who lived in the Israeli settlement of Efrat, near the mall where he was stabbed.
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Without offering evidence, the president called the new estimate an effort by Democrats to discredit him. Public health experts have estimated that almost 3,000 perished because of the effects of Maria.
Carmen Yulín Cruz , Mayor of Puerto Rico's capital San Juan and vocal critic of Trump, tweeted her dismay at his latest offensive. On September 13, President Trump tweeted: '3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico .
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Their imprisonment has prompted an worldwide outpouring of support, including a call for their release by U.S. Suu Kyi called for respect for the rule of law, and said the two reporters were free to appeal the sentence.
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Several dead, hundreds rescued as Florence pounds Carolinas
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 .
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Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina
The city of New Bern, with a population of around 30,000, is under a mandatory evacuation, according to The Weather Channel . Hanks said a fourth person died while checking on his hunting dogs, and authorities believe he was blown over by the wind.