'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

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"Of course, we're keeping an eye on the forecast.so if something changes and we need to go, we'll get out at [the] last minute if we have to". They also instituted a 24-hour curfew. They say their house is about 20 feet above sea level. FEMA, First Responders and Law Enforcement are supplied and ready. On Wednesday, forecasters said it had shifted slightly south, and would rake the shoreline from Georgetown, South Carolina, to Wilmington, North Carolina. "Flooding is nearly guaranteed".

Hurricane Florence is blasting toward the Carolinas, carrying sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour and the threat of "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall", the National Hurricane Center says.

He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina, "bringing days and days of rain".

When it reaches the coastline, it could sit around for days, unloading life-threatening storm surge, unsafe winds and flooding rain.

"The waves and the wind this storm may bring is nothing like you've ever seen".

"Florence is going to approach land, and then nearly stop and become stationary and sit over the North and SC coast for a couple days", said Galarneau.

At this height of the Atlantic hurricane season, Florence was being trailed on east-to-west paths by two other storms, Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac, but neither packs the deadly punch of Florence.

"The biggest thing is you're always anxious about yourself and friends and family - and whether they'll have a place to come back to", he said.

Those included Topsail and North Topsail beaches in Pender and Onslow counties; Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches in New Hanover County; and "low lying areas and sub-standard housing" in Brunswick County.

"You literally can not put 6.5 million people on the road", Turner said.

In Wilmington, Richard King, 64, said Wednesday that he, his wife and perhaps 60 of their neighbors planned to stay.

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"We're a good community up there".

"We've seen nor'easters and we've seen hurricanes before", Cooper said, "but this one is different".

What's worse: Much of the Carolinas are already saturated from rainfall. She packed up what she could and took a ferry Tuesday night. "A lot of local people are staying", she said of the island, which is reachable only by ferry or plane.

There was also concern over crops.

A hurricane warning went into effect from South Santee River in SC to Duck, North Carolina.

At least 16 shelters have opened since Tuesday for people who have been evacuated, the governor said.

With South Carolina's beach towns more in the bull's-eye, OH vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland were trying to time their evacuation from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand.

For many of those under evacuation orders, getting out of harm's way has proved difficult, as airlines cancelled flights and motorists had a hard time finding gas.

While Hurricane Florence has sparked state of emergency and mass evacuation, a very unfortunate weather graphic has managed to put a smile on those preparing for the storm. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".

A weakened jet stream means that should Florence strike land, it will be in no hurry to move on.

While coastal residents frantically boarded up homes and businesses and hit the road, others chose to ride out a storm that is forecast to dump up to three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas.

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