The track of Hurricane Florence path
Tropical Depression Florence was downgraded from a Tropical Storm on Sunday and is ready to affect more than 10 million this week in the southeast of the V. S.
Once a powerful Category 4 hurricane Florence was a slow-moving Category 1 before landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina, on Friday. However, forecasters warned the storm could bring catastrophic storm surges and the cause of the devastating floods.
Here is what you need to know about Florence and its path.
Where is the hurricane now?
The storm is 20 miles southwest of Columbia, South Carolina, the NHC said Sunday in a 5 a.m. ET advisory.
The storm is moving west at 8 km / h and has a maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
WHAT IS THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE?
Tropical Depression #Florence Advice 68: Now available on the NHC website. https://t.co/VqHn0uj6EM
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 16, 2018
“The centre of Florence continues its slow westward trek through eastern South Carolina. Heavy rains and catastrophic flooding continue across parts of North Carolina and South Carolina,” the center said.
What should I know?
“The Tropical Storm Warning from South Santee River South Carolina to Surf City North Carolina has been discontinued,” the NHC said.
However, flooding and major river flooding will continue in the Carolina’s, the center said, adding “member states should monitor the progress of Florence by the heavy rainfall of the threat.”
“On the forecast track, Florence center will move across the western Carolina [Sunday] and then recurve out over the Ohio Valley and the Northeastern U.S. Monday and Tuesday,” the NHC said.
HURRICANE FLORENCE RECALLS CAROLINA OF HUGO, BUT ALSO OTHER LARGE STORMS
“Be prepared, be careful and SAFE!” President Trump said ahead of the storm’s coming.
If you are already affected by Florence, you can find contacts here.
My people have just informed me that this is one of the worst storms to hit the east coast in many years. Also see if a direct hit in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Be prepared, be careful and SAFE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2018
Fox News’ Madeline Farber, Amy Place, Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Stephen Sorace, Elizabeth Zwirz, Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.