FEMA preps for Hurricane Florence, warns the inhabitants of risks
As Hurricane Florence makes his way in the direction of the east coast, the federal government is the guarantee of the region and the country that it is ready. Forecasters say that the storm is still very unpredictable, and with landing in just a few days away, people in the region to prepare as much as they can, while they still
President Trump on Wednesday said that the Hurricane Florence makes its way to the united states, “protection of life is the absolute highest priority.”
The hurricane, according to the president, “one of the largest ever to hit the east coast, one of the biggest ever hit in our country.”
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More than 10 million people were under storm watches and warnings on Wednesday as Hurricane Florence — described as “the storm of a lifetime” — continued to drive his way to the east coast.
Sandbags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N. C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, if the Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.
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Hours after being downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, Florence is located at 385 km from Wilmington, North Carolina and moving at 120 km / h, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 5 p.m. advice.
North and South Carolina, along with Virginia, Maryland and Georgia remain under the states of emergency ahead of the “Mike Tyson punch” of a storm is expected to landfall in the U.S. later this week.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Jeff Byard warned that, despite the slight weakening, Florence still an extremely dangerous hurricane.
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“Do you want to be a hit with the train or do you want to hit with a cement truck,” Byard asked.
An estimated 5.25 million people were under hurricane watches and warnings on Wednesday evening, while another 4.89 million were under tropical storm watches and warnings.
While Florence was slightly reduced in strength from 140 mph winds, meteorologists expect the hurricane to jump back to a Category 4 on Thursday morning. Forecasters predict the storm will arrive on Thursday evening or sometime on Friday.
In addition to the hurricane-force winds blowing ashore and on Friday, Florence has the potential to be a storm surge up to 6 meters in parts of the coast including up to 13 metres from Cape Fear north to Cape Lookout.
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The hurricane would also be the production of heavy and excessive rainfall — up to 40 inches in isolated areas in the Carolina’s, and somewhere between 6 to 12 inches elsewhere in the Appalachians, and the Mid-Atlantic region.
It will also direct about two nuclear power plants — 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.
The National Weather Service said Hurricane Florence will probably be “the storm of a lifetime” for parts of the Carolina coast.
Fox News’ Lucia Suarez Sang, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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