Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Florence is now "only" a Category 2 hurricane. That won’t matter much

Florence is now

Roper St. Francis spokesman Brian DeRoy said all of their major facilities will be open during the storm, but they ask patients with procedures scheduled to call and confirm.

Overnight, Isaac began to fall apart as it encountered increasing atmospheric winds that help shred storms and neared dry air. Categories only represent the speed of sustained winds, and these are still destructive.

Energy companies have also warned that the storm could knock out power for the foreseeable future in some areas. It was located about 345 miles east of Guadaloupe. Hurricane Helene and Subtropical Storm Joyce were off in the Atlantic, posing no threat.

"It's not a zero event". Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different.

"It's just extremely busy and it's even busier than previous year and all at once", Blake said.

"Once those high winds get will be very hard, if not impossible, for anybody to come rescue you if you are in harm's way in one of those zones", McMaster said at a news conference Wednesday.

All four major United States airlines have said they are capping selected airfares below what last-minute tickets would cost. "It's a nasty interplay that makes it very hard".

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land. "That's all the information we've been able to get at this time, and that's been the basis of our decision making up to now". "The combination of a risky storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline".

"As late as 10 minutes ago, we were on with the folks who run our emergency preparedness information here on campus, and we will continue to monitor this situation throughout the day today and tomorrow".

As we head into the end of the week, Hurricane Florence is fast approaching the climax of her journey across the Atlantic to wreak devastation on the US East Coast - giving us some breathtaking - and slightly terrifying - footage as she comes. Some 3,000 people died in the aftermath of that storm. Also, the hurricane-force winds and tropical storm-force winds have been expanding. Meteorologist Greg Diamond has noted that areas along the coast of North Carolina on the right side of the storm could experience a significant storm surge through multiple high tide cycles, which would have a cumulative battering effect. His home, built 1 mile inland in 2016, is raised 25 feet off the ground and is built to withstand 140-mph winds, he said. North and SC already faced flooding earlier this summer.

The Hurricane Center predicts the storm to maintain this strong Category 2 intensity until landfall, after which wind speeds will steadily decline. "Don't plan to leave once the winds and rains start". "You feel like you should have already left". "I think Florence is going to take all of them out".

"Power outages will linger the longest and cause the most trouble", Abrams says.

There was some good news overnight.

Reports out of Wilmington, North Carolina, said that the outer bands of wind and rain from Florence, a Category 2 storm with 105 miles per hour winds, are hitting North Carolina.

Another disturbance is swirling around in the Gulf of Mexico.

Georgia Southern will bus in from Statesboro, Ga., a trip of fewer than 200 miles, and Radakovich said the close distance between the two schools allowed for the decision to be made later than other schools.

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