'Life-threatening' Hurricane Florence closes in on United States east coast

'Life-threatening' Hurricane Florence closes in on United States east coast

"The President offered his support and reiterated the federal government's willingness to help with whatever is needed", Mrs. Sanders said in a statement to White House pool reporters.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference, that a "historic storm" would unleash rains and floods that would inundate nearly the entire state.

SC authorities said law enforcement officers were guarding against looting in evacuated areas, while Wilmington set a curfew on Saturday evening in response to looting in one area. "A turn to the west-northwest and west at an even slower forward speed is expected tonight and Friday, and a slow west-southwestward motion is forecast Friday night and Saturday".

Roy Cooper warned residents to not let their guard down ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall later this week.

"A storm surge warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline".

Thousands of power outages due to Florence have been reported.

Hurricane Florence began to inundate Frisco in North Carolina's Outer Banks on September 13. The forward speed of Florence has dropped from 17 miles per hour on Wednesday to 12 miles per hour on Thursday.

The main concerns for us from Florence will be moderately heavy rainfall, which will cause flooded roadways, strong gusty winds, coastal flooding, moderate potential for downed trees and widespread power outages, and risky travel conditions.

In Jacksonville, North Carolina, officials had rescued more than 60 people overnight from a hotel that was collapsing in the storm.

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In Shallotte, N.C., a coastal town near the border with SC, emergency orders forced a Waffle House to shut down - an act that was widely seen as a sign of respect for Florence's imposing size and strength.

The Category 3 storm has prompted more than a million people to flee the Carolinas and Virgina, as residents heed dire warnings from officials.

Duke Energy, a power company in the Carolinas, estimated that one million to three million customers could lose electricity because of the storm and that it could take weeks to restore.

Jenni Koontz, a photographer who shot the clip, wrote on Instagram at 12 p.m. Sept 13 that "the guy in the front end loader told me there is a hole in the road somewhere between the pier and Hatteras so I turned around".

Hunt also said the meals the Colgate players and staff were supposed to have on the plane won't go to waste, either.

"What can you do?" she asked. "Because it's Mother Nature".

In a trailer park outside Wilmington, Alondra Espinoza was preparing to leave with her two young children. The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1,100 trucks. "I want to get them as far away as possible".

The stall is something coastal communities in the USA have seen before. In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate. "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km)". Helene was weakening, however, and posed no danger to land, the NHC said, while Isaac could bring heavy rain to Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe.

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