The Weather Channel Goes All In With Apocalyptic Hurricane Florence Graphics

Christopher Davidson
September 14, 2018

One video, below shows the effect from a potential storm surge which could rise up to 9 feet in some areas.

Waves slam the Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, NC, on Thursday.

"It's cumulative damage", Myers said. The agency is also warning people in the evacuation areas to leave stating that "This is not going to be a glancing blow".

Back in 2012, a new law in North Carolina caused Stephen Colbert to do a double-take: "If your science gives you a result you don't like, pass a law saying the result is illegal", he said at the time. "The larger and the slower the storm is, the greater the threat and the impact-and we have that".

Union Point Park is flooded with rising water from the Neuse and Trent Rivers in New Bern, N.C. September 13, 2018.

After criticism for its response in Puerto Rico to last year's Hurricane Maria, which officials there said was responsible for 3,000 deaths, Trump has vowed a vigorous response to Florence and defended his handling of Maria. Millions of people have evacuated to inland communities as the storm churns westward. "We have Hurricane Florence just sort of hovering over the area right now and we expect expect it to continue doing that for some time".

But North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned: "Don't relax, don't get complacent". It will then go northward across the western Carolinas and the central Appalachian Mountains early next week.

He added: 'We have the situation that has developed here at the station and that is water is getting close to the building.

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Strom surge that was projected between nine and twelve feet in Pamlico Sound and the Pamlico and Neuse rivers was expected to cause a "tremendous amount of inland flooding", said Neil Jacobs, assistant secretary at the Commerce Department over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It was set to inundate nearly all of North Carolina in several feet of water, State Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference, while National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear predicted up to eight months of rain in two or three days. He still has peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes in the ground. "They pulled out all the furniture out of the yard".

A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet high as Florence churned toward shore.

"You can see there's fish floating around in here".

Antonio Ramirez, a construction worker from El Salvador living in Leland, North Carolina, said he planned to ride out the worst of the weather with his dog Canelo.

Tens of thousands are without power in North Carolina. The path may affect more than 4000 manufacturing and distribution facilities, potentially hurting sectors including auto-parts and packaged foods, according to Bloomberg Supply Chain data.

The storm has slowed down and is forecast to travel across SC after it makes landfall.

"Florence is still a unsafe storm", said Rebecca Fuller, a meteorologist with Radiant Solutions in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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