Florence regains hurricane strength, on track to hit U.S. East Coast

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Hurricane Florence South Carolina Still In Danger Zone
System stalks east coast

Some ships will stay behind because they're undergoing maintenance and may be tied down with additional mooring and storm lines.

It is also important for residents of Coastal Virginia to "Know Your Zone" before this storm impacts Virginia.

The National Hurricane Center classified tropical storm Florence as a Category 1 hurricane, Sunday, warning that it would rapidly intensify into a major hurricane by Monday and could make the Thursday landfall as a Category 4 "extremely risky major hurricane".

The Atlantic hurricane season, which typically runs from June to November, caused more than $250 billion worth of damage in the United States in 2017.

The United States was hit with a series of high-powered hurricanes a year ago, including Hurricane Maria, which killed about 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Harvey, which killed 68 and caused an estimated $1.25 billion in damage from catastrophic flooding in Houston.

"Pretend, assume, presume that a major hurricane is going to hit right smack dab in the middle of SC".

It is expected to pickup speed, moving between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and could make landfall as a Category 3 or higher on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, the NHC said. Eight hundred members of the National Guard have been activated in the state.

McMaster and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper have asked President Donald Trump for a federal disaster declaration. And Virginia's governor ordered a mandatory evacuation for some residents of low-lying coastal areas.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Saturday declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the storm.

The state's Division of Marine Fisheries is also calling on fishermen to start preparing and should remove fishing gear from the water well before the storm arrives. "They're coming in and buying water and plates, and that's about all they're buying". Since reliable record-keeping began more than 150 years ago, North Carolina has only been hit by one Category 4 hurricane: Hazel, with 130 miles per hour winds in 1954.

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The Miami-based centre said that it was still too early to predict the hurricane's exact path but that a huge coastal area from SC to the mid-Atlantic region of the USA should prepare for a major strike late in the week.

Florence was about 580 miles southeast of Bermuda as of 11 a.m. ET Monday. According to aircraft data, its maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 miles per hour.

The hurricane center says Isaac is a very small hurricane and its intensity could fluctuate as it approaches the Caribbean. Citizens should remember that flash floods could happen at any time and that flooding is the most deadly and damaging part of any hurricane.

Helene intensified into a hurricane on Sunday with winds of 75 miles per hour.

Crystal Kirwan and her family were preparing to leave their home in Moyock, North Carolina on Monday. Some 27 percent of the deaths have come from rain-driven flooding, sometimes hundreds of miles inland.

State agencies are working closely with localities to identify any needs in advance of the storm, and to pre-position resources where they will be most effective. Hugo in 1989 was the one before that and was a Category 4 at landfall. Hugo killed 49 people in the USA and across the Caribbean.

"I wish we saw this turn earlier, but that is something that has worked into the latest forecast track moving the forecasted track a bit north of Charleston", said Meteorologist Danielle Prinz. A few models depict the storm brushing the coast.

Some computer models predicted Wilmington area south of the Outer Banks, but it was still too early to predict an exact path for the storm. The NHC has also issued an advisory for the Eastern Pacific on Tropical Storm Paul, and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued advisories for Hurricane Olivia, which is moving quickly westward toward Hawaii.

Large swells generated by Florence are already affecting Bermuda and portions of the East Coast and will continue this week.

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