“Florence,” close: 300 thousand people were left without electricity, the building severely damaged

«Флоренс» близко: 300 тыс. человек остались без света, здания серьезно повреждены

“Florence,” close: 300 thousand people were left without electricity, the building severely damaged

Author: Katerina Moskalets

Photo: twitter.com/hire_Dallas

North Carolina hurricane season, Florence South Carolina

The eye of the storm “Florence” on the way to North Carolina, and local authorities have reported major structural damage and power outages.

According to the forecasts of meteorologists, the storm surge reached 11 feet (3.5 m) will fall to 40 inches (1 m) of precipitation, and that means the imminent flooding of the coast.

This week has already declared a state of emergency in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland in preparation for the effects of showers and squalls.

The national guard alerted about 4 thousand soldiers and pilots. Also mobilized force of more than 10 States.

The United States is fully prepared for the hurricane, said on Twitter the President of Donald trump.

Latest updates:

  • At 6 a.m., the hurricane weakened in the night of Friday to the 1st category, was located 10 miles East of Wilmington (NC). Force sustained winds it was 140 km/h.
  • More than 321 thousand people were left without electricity in North Carolina and in Onslow County around midnight on Friday, reported significant damage to residential homes, businesses and other structures.
  • More than 4.5 thousand people are in shelters in South Carolina. According to the authorities of the state, 64-seekers more willing to accept more than 34 thousand people. North Carolina opened the 126 shelters for 12 thousand people.

The world meteorological organization said that the destructive power of “Florence,” so great “that use that name for another hurricane would be inappropriate“.

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