FEMA launches 'Hurricane Florence Rumor Control' as storm makes landfall

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Hurricane-force winds extend up to 80 miles from the centre, and tropical storm effects reach 195 miles, The Independent reported.now less than 100 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina, the "meandering" Florence has been described as a "horrific nightmare storm" because meteorologists can not pinpoint where it will strike. "If I can't get back in a week, after a while they might turn on each other or trash the place".

Preparing for the worst, about 9,700 National Guard troops and civilians were deployed with high-water vehicles, helicopters and boats that could be used to pluck people from the floodwaters. The storm is expected to crawl into far southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC through Saturday, punishing the area over and over with rain and damaging winds.

She said she "could not find anywhere to go" as the family cannot afford multiple hotel rooms.

Florence's center may linger for another whole day along coastal North and SC - punishing homes with crushing winds and floods and endangering those who've stayed behind.

The coastal area of SC features hundreds of inlets while North Carolina has barrier islands miles away from the mainland.

We wrote up the story, laughed about it, and moved on.

The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence has finally made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

Hurricane Florence made landfall on the US East Coast on Friday, knocking out power to almost half a million homes and causing buildings to crumble.

The storm is moving toward the northwest at 17 miles per hour, the NHC said.

North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to cover nearly all of the state in several feet of water.

Florence will dump 40 inches (101.6 cm) of rain in some parts of the Carolina coast, forecasters said.

'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas
He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina, "bringing days and days of rain". At least 16 shelters have opened since Tuesday for people who have been evacuated, the governor said.

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The court also asked the state government if adequate security was being provided to the woman and other nuns who are witnesses. Meanwhile, many political parties and leaders came out in support of the nun. "Neither have police or the government".

"Even a small prediction error could have major impacts", he said.

"You can't get over till we have power and we have sewer up and running", said the retired teacher and real estate agent, who rode out the hurricane in an inland hotel.

On Friday, coastal streets in the Carolinas flowed with frothy ocean water, and pieces of torn-apart buildings flew through the air.

Craven County Emergency Services has reported impassible roads due to flooding; downed power lines; and trees on cars. Traffic lights out of order because of power failures swayed in the gusty wind.

Hurricane Florence brought with it catastrophic floods, wind gusts of about 90 mph.and plenty of rumors. Airlines canceled more than 2,400 flights through Sunday.

New Bern Mayor Dana Outlaw said about 200 people have been rescued so far.

Tom Balance, owner of a seafood restaurant in New Bern, had decided against evacuating his home and was soon alarmed to see waves coming off the Neuse and the water getting higher and higher.

"We have prepared everything", he says, "to have enough food, water, batteries, radio, first-aid supplies, and everything we need to be safe".

"Very eerie, the wind howling, the rain blowing sideways, debris flying", said Orsa, who lives nearby and feared splintering trees would pummel her house. Rivers are expected to burst their banks.Some 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire. As the recovery from past storms continues in many rural towns, the next storm is about to strike.

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