According to recent reports, early on Thursday, a huge outsized Hurricane Florence crept closer to the U.S. East Coast, thereby packing outrageous tropical storm-force winds blew across hundreds of miles that affected the region and indicated potentially catastrophic torrential rain and flooding. According to the NHC Florence center is no longer classified as the major hurricane but still remains posing a threat to both life and property. However, the Hurricane Florence is to strike southern coast of North Carolina’s on Friday afterwards the Hurricane is expected to drift southwest before drifting towards the inland by Saturday. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) Located in Miami, Its is confirmed that the maximum sustained winds at which the Florence clocked on Thursday was at a speed of 110 miles per hour which is equivalent to 175 kph after which the strength was downgraded from category 4 to Category 2 by the 5-step Saffir-Simpson scale.
However, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) added that the tropical storm winds was extending outward up to 315 km which is equivalent to 195 miles from where the center is located thereby leaving swathe of vulnerable of the U.S. eastern seaboard. Nevertheless, much of the Hurricane Florence low-lying is located within stretching lands of north Georgia through Carolinas into state of Virginia. Roy Cooper, North Carolina Governor said in the news conference held in the morning that time to do preparation is now over. And that disaster at the moment is hitting the doorstep. According to the U.S. Weather Prediction Center, analysis show that 10 million estimated number of people live within areas which are expected to struck by this coming catastrophic hurricane therefore placing this areas under storm advisory.
However, according to the World Meteorological Organization forecast located In Geneva, the storm is anticipated to go even higher. On Thursday, Meteorological Organization forecast secretary-general, Petteri Taalas during a news briefing said that at the moment it is expected that the sea level would rise up to additional 6 meters and the rainfall will amount which is recorded annual will correspond to the amount of rainfall expected on this day.
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