Hurricane Florence top winds dip to 130 miles per hour

Hurricane Florence top winds dip to 130 miles per hour

Hurricane Florence top winds dip to 130 miles per hour

Forecasters said Florence was expected to become an extremely risky major hurricane sometime Monday, and remain that way for days. Shortly before 2 p.m., Alert Carolina released a statement noting that until further notice, classes and operations would run as scheduled at the University. And Virginia's governor ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas, while some coastal counties in North Carolina have done the same.

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a series of storm warnings as Hurricane Florence advanced towards the east coast of the country. Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said.

According to the National Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. advisory on Tuesday, September 11, Hurricane Florence is expected to re-strengthen later today.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference his state was in "the bull's eye".

"The federal government stands ready to assist", she said.

A hurricane watch was in effect for Edisto Beach, South Carolina, to Virginia's southern border, with the first hurricane-force winds arriving late Thursday.

At noon on Monday, Hurricane Florence blew into a Category 4 classification, a level experts previously predicted wouldn't occur until later in the week. A westward motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected through the end of the week.

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Helene - now just southeast of the Cabo Verde islands off the African coast - had winds of 85 miles per hour, and was expected to turn northwest and then north into the open Atlantic by midweek, the NHC said.

Drawing energy from the warm water, it could have top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kph) or more by Tuesday, the Miami-based center said. "Please stock up on food and water for at least three days and all other items which the National Disaster Office has been advising you to have on hand", Austrie said.

Florence could slam the Carolinas harder than any hurricane since Hazel, which hit in 1954 with 130 miles per hour (209 kph) winds. And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane wind field was expected to expand over the coming days, increasing its storm surge and inland wind threats.

N.H.C. said Isaac is a small hurricane. The latest Category 4 to hit the Carolinas was Hurricane Hazel in 1954. The NHC expects Isaac to weaken as it approaches the Caribbean.

Forecasts call for between 25 and 38 cm of rain in the hardest-hit areas, possibly more if the storm stalls over land, as expected, Graham said.

If Florence makes landfall as a Category 4 in North Carolina, it will be the strongest storm to come ashore that far north on record.

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