Millions Prepare For Potentially Catastrophic Florence

The order which helps mobilize resources to prepare for the storm directs state agencies to work closely with localities to identify any needs in advance of its possible arrival

It is projected to make landfall between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Thursday evening as a Category 4 Major Hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center said Monday that Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm and continuing to intensify.

"Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday", the NHC said in a bulletin.

The large and powerful hurricane has prompted evacuation orders in North and SC and Virginia, as officials urge residents in coastal and low-lying areas to prepare for strong winds, a deep storm surge and a deluge of rainfall that could last more than 24 hours.

"We here in North Carolina are bracing for a hard hit", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday.

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for parts of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia, including the entire coast of South Carolina.

"Life-threatening freshwater flooding is likely from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event, which may extend inland over the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic for hundreds of miles as Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the coast and moves inland", the NHC warned.

Trump said the hurricane was "one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years". More powerful hurricanes also bring higher-than-average storm surges, which can destroy coastal property. The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will coordinate response efforts, according to Trump's order.

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More than a million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been told to leave their homes. SC governor Henry McMaster also suspended his campaign and asked President Donald Trump for a federal emergency declaration.

Isaac, a weakening Category 1 hurricane, is much farther south, and is facing the same winds that threatened to rip Hurricane Florence apart.

Since the hurricane has already amassed wind speeds of 130 miles per hour, the coast could see life-threatening wind, rain, and storm surges.

This satellite image taken yesterday shows Hurricane Florence off the United States east coast in the Atantic Ocean.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster evoked the memory of 1989's Hurricane Hugo, which killed 27 people in the state, in urging people to obey his evacuation order.

Last week, Florence became the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas and Virginia late Thursday or early Friday.

Brief tornadoes could spin up as the storm moves inland especially near and the right of path of the storm's eye. Cotton, corn and soybean fields, along with massive hog and poultry facilities lie in Florence's forecast path.Smithfield Foods Inc., the No. 1 hog producer, and chicken producer Sanderson Farms Inc. saw North Carolina operations disrupted in 2016 in flooding from Hurricane Matthew.

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