Hurricane Florence zeroes into East Coast
The deadly hurricane Florence is making it’s way into the East Coast of the US at 16 MPH, right now measured as a category 3 hurricane of 335 miles in diameter and expected to grow back into a category 4 on Thursday, this dangerous phenomenon is being described as “The storm of a lifetime” and is threatening the lives of 10 million people.
US president Donald Trump said that this will be one of the biggest hurricanes to ever hit the US, and has urged civilians to heed the instructions of of state and local officials, he added“It is imperative that everyone follow local evacuation orders. This storm is extremely dangerous. Be SAFE!”
The warnings and watches range from Virginia to South Carolina. A Storm Surge Warning and a Hurricane Warning are both in effect for South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers. A Storm Surge Watch and a Hurricane Watch is in effect for Edisto Beach, South Carolina to South Santee River, South Carolina.
A Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch is in effect for north of Duck, North Carolina to the North Carolina/Virginia border. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for north of the North Carolina/Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, Virginia and for the Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort.
Florence had the strength of a category 4 hurricane and was over 400 miles in diameter this Wednesday morning, but lost some momentum over the day, however Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Jeff Byard warned that despite its slight weakening, Florence will still be an extremely dangerous hurricane, and that it will likely regain it’s power tomorrow morning, and touch ground on Thursday night or on Friday.
“Do you want to get hit with a train or do you want to get hit with a cement truck,” Byard asked.
Florence will pass over two nuclear power plants — the Brunswick Nuclear Plant, which is located 30 miles south of Wilmington, as well as the Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant in New Hill, about 23 miles from Raleigh according to the proyected route.