Hurricane Florence likely to track over South Carolina, Cause Rain in Triad

11am2 Hurricane Florence May Stall Off Wilmington North Carolina

As of 11 a.m., the Category 4 storm had top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour and was on track to make landfall near Cape Fear, N.C., sometime Friday night or Saturday morning, and then move inland across the center of SC.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said that while Florence is expected to slow down considerably by late Thursday and into Friday, it will still be an "extremely risky major hurricane" when it makes landfall.

"It looks like the hurricane should approach the Wilmington, N.C., area and then potentially stall before shifting south and perhaps paralleling along the coastline towards the Savannah area", Speciale said.

Fuctuations in strength are expected through Thursday, and the hurricane is still expected to be "an extremely risky major hurricane when it nears" the US coast late Thursday and Friday, the hurricane center told CNN.

"Disaster is at the doorstep and is coming in", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

Crews board up the Oceanic restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while neighboring North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County. There are 5.25 million people under hurricane warnings and watches and another 4.89 million under tropical storm watches and warnings.

Analytics firm CoreLogic predicts that the damage from Florence could be more than $170 billion - making it the most expensive hurricane to hit the continental U.S.

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He says the time to flee Hurricane Florence is now.

As of Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), about 1.7 million people in North and SC and Virginia were under warnings to evacuate the coast, and hurricane watches and warnings extended across an area with about 5.4 million residents. Tropical Storm Olivia is expected to move over Hawaii Wednesday or Thursday, KHNL reported. In South Carolina, close to the Georgia line, Beaufort County emergency chief Neil Baxley told residents they need to prepare again for the worst just in case.

The NHC said Helene was weakening, however, and posed no danger to land.

On Wednesday morning, Florence was extending hurricane-force winds outward up to 70 miles from its center, with tropical-storm-force winds up to 175 miles outward.

"Just because we have a landfall to your south, that doesn't mean you're out of the woods, because the winds are huge around this system", NHC Director Ken Graham said, pointing out the wide risk of flooding. With that much size and strength, even a glancing blow could be devastating - something forecasters stressed as they noted the shift in the predicted track.

Jeff Byard of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency said it was imperative locals heed the evacuation warnings.

Moreover, high tides around noon and midnight these next few days will make the storm surges even worse, Samson said.

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