About 500,000 homes and businesses are still without power in North and South Carolina. That approach is common as construction cranes are designed to withstand hurricane-force winds of about 100 mph, said Dennis Kenna, president of Pineville crane company Heede Southeast. According to , airlines have already canceled over 1,000 flights through Friday and more are expected through the weekend. Water levels from the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, were running one to two feet above normal levels, while further south and up the Cape Fear River, water levels were about one foot above normal levels. In the Triangle, Gardner cautions that we could see trees through homes, flooded roads and countless power outages.
The number of people at the shelters fluctuates, he said, saying it was difficult to pin down a number. Check out the latest details on the possible. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. The current path predicts Florence will make landfall south of Wilmington, brushing Brunswick County and possibly hitting Myrtle Beach, late Thursday. Track the storm: Hurricane Florence's path and predicted track Hurricane Florence live video: Webcam from Frying Pan Tower off North Carolina coast More: Hurricane Florence eyewall moves onshore in North Carolina Can't see the map? Thursday track still shows Florence making landfall Friday near Wilmington, then churning across southeast North Carolina and central South Carolina through Sunday. They had hoped to return on Monday, but their facility is about 40 miles west of Wilmington and has been hit with heavy flooding, damaging a few buildings. American Airlines said Thursday afternoon that its Charlotte Douglas International Airport flights remain on schedule, as the carrier continues to monitor Florence.
The cone of uncertainty should be renamed the cone of we don't know. Across the Charlotte shelters, there was still plenty of room available midday Thursday, Rahe said. Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you. Many people visited the dam on Sunday to take photos of the high water levels and water rushing from the dam. On the ground, he watched as the two people safely got into a rescue boat and flashed him a thumbs up. Florence was downgraded to a Category 2 storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour as of 5 a. Some of the facilities that shut down service include Charleston International Airport, Myrtle Beach International Airport and Wilmington International Airport.
Florence's strength this close to the coast is concerning. Check out the latest details on the possible. Some strengthening is forecast through tonight. The hurricane center has warned that the rain could lead to flash flooding. Businesses line up to help with Florence preparations Thursday, 11:30 a.
By the time Florence reaches the Triangle, it will be a Category 1 or 2 storm, but wind damage and flooding could still be devastating. While late week flooding is a major concern for central North Carolina, eastern portions of the state could see devastating impacts early next week as small rivers begin to flood. Islamic Center opens doors to evacuees Thursday, 9:24 p. Tropical Storm Olivia had 70 mph winds as of the last update from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and is forecast to move over some of the Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday while slowly weakening. Life-threatening flash flooding is ongoing. Official warn drivers not to use navigation apps Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but local authorities say people shouldn't rely on them.
Florence is one of three hurricanes in the Atlantic on Monday. Evacuations, Airline Cancellations Some 1. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management said earlier that a tornado damaged three properties in Mecklenburg County, which is near the border with North Carolina. Evacuations have been ordered along the Carolina coasts. Since the storm continues to cause heavy rains, flash flooding is still a concern over the Carolinas. The cone of uncertainty should be renamed the cone of we don't know.
The group was created after flooding hit southern Louisiana in 2016. The Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina chose to evacuate its residential center in Lake Waccamaw on Wednesday. From there, the storm will slow down and continue to track southwest, moving across South Carolina. Some smartphone map directions in recent days have sent people in North Carolina onto flooded roads and others closed to traffic. More: Live look at beaches on the Carolinas, Atlantic coastline as Hurricane Florence approaches. The current dam opened in January, Hope Mills officials say. A Category 3 storm is still very dangerous, and the storm might strengthen again before making landfall.
The airline has also waived baggage and pet-in-cabin fees. Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties and Edisto Beach in South Carolina. Listening to the Myrtle Beach hotel receptionist tell an evacuee no pets are allowed. Charlotte could see 6 to 12 inches of rain, more than enough to cause flooding, and tropical storm-force winds starting Friday. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have announced that they will be closed Thursday and Friday.
This is a life-threatening situation. The storm's winds have diminished by about 5 miles per hour but its track is still largely unchanged and the storm remains a major hurricane. It is still too early to tell. If the Waffle House is closed, the storm is really, really bad. Flight-tracking website reports hundreds of flight cancellations at airports in the region Friday, including over 450 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport alone. Although slow weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, Florence is forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U. Roy Cooper issues the first state evacuation order in memory in North Carolina, telling people on the state's barrier islands to leave ahead of the hurricane.