Claire Galofaro, Ap National Writer Updated 1:26 pm PDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 Now Playing: Aerial footage recorded on Monday shows the impact of Hurricane Florence on Carolina Beach in Hanover County, North Carolina. A state of emergency is in effect, and the town is observing a mandatory curfew from 8pm to 6am until further notice. (Sept. 17) Media: Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a bullhorn. "This is an emergency." Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news reports about drowned towns all over the state and rain that hadn't yet stopped. "All that water is going to come this way," Anissa said, trying to convince her mother it was time to leave. The city had taped a mandatory evacuation notice to their front door, and a friend in the fire department … [Read more...] about In Carolinas, a question as the rivers rise: Stay or go?
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A beachgoer takes a picture at dawn in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Police patrol past boarded up shops along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Police patrol past boarded up shops along the boardwalk district in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Police patrol past boarded up shops along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Members of law enforcement work with the National Guard to direct traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C. Time is running short to get out of the way … [Read more...] about The Latest: Thousands of North Carolina inmates evacuated
Jason Samenow, The Washington Post Published 8:57 am PDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured a NASA view of Hurricane Florence on September 12, 2018, shown in this video still taken as Florence churned across the Atlantic in a west-northwesterly direction with winds of 130 miles an hour. - Powerful Hurricane Florence headed toward the US East Coast Tuesday, prompting authorities to order more than a million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm forecasters said could soon intensify. Residents scrambled to flee as the menacing Category 4 storm packing winds of 140 miles (220 kilometers) per hour moved closer."This is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years," President Donald Trump warned on Twitter. "Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!" (Photo by HO / NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA" - NO MARKETING NO … [Read more...] about Hurricane Florence charges toward Carolinas with ‘potential for unbelievable damage’
Subtropical Storm Alberto is the first named tropical weather system of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Friday. A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida, parts of Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, including Tulum, and western Cuba. Alberto had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and was located about 85 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico as of late afternoon Friday. The storm is moving slowly -- about 2 mph -- and is expected to bring erractic rain to the north. Alberto is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 15 inches with isolated totals of 25 inches across the northeastern portions of the Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba, the National Hurricane Center said. Rainfall accmumulations of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches are possible across the Florida Keys and southern and southwestern Florida. Heavy rain will likely begin to affect the central … [Read more...] about Subtropical Storm Alberto is first named tropical weather system of 2018
Flash flood advisories have been issued for all of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina by the National Weather Service.Flood watches and warnings have been issued for areas just to the west of Suffolk.After a week of rain, the ground is saturated and locally heavy downpours flooded some neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. Police tweeted Friday morning that Dam Neck Road was closed between Harpers and Corporate Landing roads due to high water.Skip Stiles of Wetlands Watch said in a news release that heavy rains coupled with high tides will cause localized flooding in areas prone to high water.Rain is forecast off and on through Wednesday, according to the weather service, which predicted as much as six inches total through the period. … [Read more...] about Localized downpours cause flooding in several Virginia Beach neighborhoods