Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in

Virginia Lawmakers Call on Trump to Declare Federal Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Virginia Lawmakers Call on Trump to Declare Federal Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Florence

"I'm confident our student-athletes will adjust to this change", UCF head coach Josh Heupel said.

"Florence is a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale".

SC has been impacted by three of the nation's costliest hurricanes based on insured damage.

Crews also prepared 16 nuclear reactors in the three-state region for the storm.

The forecasts for devastating rain and winds also had WH Group's Smithfield Foods, the largest US pork processor, planning to shut two of its North Carolina plants - including the world's biggest hog slaughterhouse.

"The combination of storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline". It took Matheson and her husband almost the whole day Monday to drive the 60 miles (100 kilometres) off the barrier island.

President Trump met with federal disaster officials at the White House on Tuesday.

"People need to leave now before they can't", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

"It's getting very close to Category 5 sustained winds over the next 36 hours ..."

Meanwhile, Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the USA electricity sector has been well prepared for Hurricane Florence even as hundreds of thousands of homes lose power in the storm. In the six decades since then, many thousands of people have moved to the coast. Additionally, there will be damaging winds that could top 100 miles per hour, isolated tornadoes, and "devastating" storm surge. A hurricane warning was posted for most of the Carolina coast north to the Virginia border.

And an unusual combination of other weather systems that are likely to stall Florence when it hits the Carolinas, allowing it to sit for days and dump huge amounts of rain. "This rainfall could produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding".

'We have guard members preparing throughout the state, ready to meet the requests from our partnered agencies and emergency managers, ' said Army Maj. Gen.

Overnight, Florence went through an "eyewall replacement cycle", Senior Hurricane Specialist Stacy Stewart said in an update from the hurricane center on Tuesday.

All signs pointed to a stronger, slower, wider and wetter hurricane in the days ahead, forecasters said.

NC State and West Virginia officials will try to reschedule the game.

As of Tuesday morning, hurricane force winds were extending up to 40 miles from the storm's center and "tropical storm force winds" were showing up as far away as 150 miles, said the National Weather Service.

Two other storms were spinning in the Atlantic as the 2018 hurricane season reaches its peak.

Hurricane Helene is heading north to open sea and now poses no danger to land after the storm hit cooler waters in the Atlantic. After that point, it would be hard for people in the storm's path to either finish preparations or flee affected areas.

The largest airlines in the US aren't the only carriers waiving change fees for Florence.

From the livestock industry, one environmental impact from the storm could be from the lagoons, or lined earthen pits, that hold treated manure.

She said it was built in 2009 in Buxton, North Carolina, up on a ridge, and made to withstand a hurricane.

"I'm scared we'll get 30 inches or more of rain", said Carol Trojniar, 69, a longtime Wilmington resident and retired real estate agent who has never experienced a Category 4 hurricane.

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