'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

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President Trump and his administration are buckling in for Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 hurricane expected to slam into the Carolinas by Friday.

Hurricane warnings have been issued by the U.S. National Hurricane Center for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence, according to the agency's 5 p.m. update on September 11, 2018.

States of emergency have been declared in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland as Florence makes its approach.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned that staying put would be a grave mistake and said people in evacuation zones "need to get out now".

While one man concluded: 'We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best'. "Don't bet your life on riding out a monster". Parts of North Carolina could get 1m of rainfall.

Panovich: Right now it looks like landfall is going to occur sometime early Friday morning between, I would say, 4 a.m. and probably about 8 a.m., but it might actually never make it all the way in.

"The atmosphere overall, before the potential landfall, certainly looks like we are going to have a very risky hurricane on our hands", Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore told the Wilmington (N.C.) StarNews.

Astonishing winds aren't the biggest danger. "So this is not just going to be a coastal threat".

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Local rainfall records will definitely be threatened by Florence, Cantore said.

The storm, which is building up over the Atlantic, is due to make landfall in either North or SC within the next few days, and is expected to be the worst storm to hit the area in 30 years. The governors of North Carolina and Virginia have announced mandatory evacuations of hundreds of thousands more in their states.

"It's going to be bad", said Woody White, chairman of the New Hanover County Commissioners. Southern Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia area, could see 2 to 4 inches of rain.

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.

Fort AP Hill and Fort Bragg were selected as FEMA Incident Support and Federal Staging Area to assist in the response, the army said.

Melody Rawson evacuated her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach and arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, to camp for free with three other adults, her disabled son, two dogs and a pet bird. But getting out of harm's way could prove hard.

Their entire neighbourhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte. Finding fuel for the journey was tough.