Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

'Way too soon' to say if Florence will impact the Maritimes

"Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other unsafe conditions".

"We are mobilizing the state's resources to make sure we are prepared, and the people of SC must not hesitate to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane impacting our coast".

Farmers are a big part of the answer to that question. After passing the Cabo Verde Islands the system was not expected to pose a direct threat to land for at least several days.

Torrential rainfall is possible throughout the life of the storm. The order applies to all eight counties along the coast: Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry and Berkeley counties.

Another "life-threatening impact" from Florence could be freshwater flooding from prolonged heavy rainfall inland, the center said. It is 1,720 miles east of the Windward Islands.

Florence appeared headed for landfall on Thursday afternoon near the North Carolina-South Carolina border, according to maps of the storm's trajectory predicted by the National Hurricane Center in Miami. 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.

Walsh stresses that models are fluid and continue to change as Florence approaches the Carolinas.

Evacuations of coastal communities began Monday and are expected to continue over the next few days.

A Storm Surge Warning has been issued from the South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina; and Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers.

Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has been hit by only one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 130 miles per hour winds, in 1954.

Winds will begin hitting the Carolina coast 8 p.m. Wednesday and the middle of the two states by 8 a.m.

There is also Tropical Depression Nine in the Central Atlantic.

"Forecasts increasingly expect the storm to strengthen into a major hurricane that could seriously affect the East Coast and Virginians", Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in his emergency decree late Saturday.

Not only has the storm exploded in intensity, but its zone of hurricane-force winds approximately doubled in size Monday.

It would be the first Category 4 hurricane to do so since Hugo in 1989.

(Also important note, a Category 5 Hurricane has never made landfall on North Carolina) Florence is unique however because it's nearly taking a beeline course to the coastline.

Weather forecasters now report that they believe Tropical Storm Florence will become a hurricane again as it approaches the East Coast of the United States.

Hurricane Isaac, meanwhile, was expected to lose strength as it reaches the Caribbean, and Helene, much farther out to sea, may veer northward into the open Atlantic as the 2018 hurricane season reaches its peak.

Still, it remains unclear where Florence will make landfall, and, therefore, which areas will feel the worst impact.

Helene is moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour, packing maximum-sustained winds of 85 miles per hour.

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