Hurricane Watch Issued For Carolinas Ahead Of Category 4 Florence

\'Life-Threatening\' Hurricane Florence Now Forecast to Bring \'Catastrophic\' Flooding

If Florence makes landfall as a category 4, which is possible if it gets to land before it stalls, it would be the strongest storm to make landfall anywhere on the East Coast since 1992, when Hurricane Andrew hit.

Florence continues to grow in size and strength, now poised to become the strongest hurricane in nearly 30 years to hit the Carolinas as more than 1 million people began fleeing the US coastline.

More than 1 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the US southeast coast as Hurricane Florence, the most powerful storm to threaten the Carolinas in almost three decades, barreled closer on Tuesday.

It's unclear when the UCF-North Carolina and West Virginia-North Carolina State games could be rescheduled after Hurricane Florence, if at all.

The severity of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, is intensifying and triggering hurricane warnings along the coasts of the Carolinas, the National Hurricane Center announced in its 5 a.m. Wednesday update.

South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline evacuated starting at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee as highways reverse directions.

According to AAA, the storm "will likely have an impact on East Coast gas prices this week should the storm follow its projected path".

NC State has worked in partnership with University leadership, West Virginia University officials, the Atlantic Coast Conference and emergency management personnel to arrive at a decision in the best interests of the safety and well-being of fans, student-athletes and all parties involved. "It is likely some areas will flood that have never flooded before". Three of them - Harvey, Irma and Maria - were major hurricanes that ravaged Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and many Caribbean islands. A hospital in Hampton, Virginia, was transferring patients to safer places.

The NWS expects Florence to make landfall as a major hurricane sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning. President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday evening.

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"We are sparing no expense".

Florida State, Florida and Miami also had games affected previous year.

As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans have been preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.

Days before its arrival, Florence was already disrupting commercial operations. Also, looking like a direct hit on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Residents boarded up their homes and stripped grocery stores bare of food, water and supplies.

Smithfield Foods Inc [SFII.UL] said it would shut down the world's largest hog-slaughtering facility in Tar Heel, North Carolina, on Thursday and Friday due to the hurricane. Many gasoline stations were running low on fuel.

"Prolonged and exceptionally heavy" rains will also inundate parts of the coast and inland areas, the National Hurricane Center said. "Any amounts of money, whatever it takes, we're going to do it".

"The levels are in pretty good shape to handle the rain, but it all depends on how much rain we get", Ashby said.

Trojniar said she and her husband were packing up belongings and plan to stack sandbags around their single-floor home in Wilmington's eerily named Landfall neighbourhood near the ocean before checking into a hotel to ride out the storm, with plenty of wine.

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