Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence

Slow Moving Hurricane Florence To Bring More Rain To Pittsburgh Area

Hurricane Florence remains on track to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall to coastal North and SC, the National Weather Service says.

As the Category 2 storm continues on its rampage towards America, it's predicted to bring up to 13 feet or more of "catastrophic flash flooding" to parts of the Carolina coast.

Hurricane and storm surge warnings are in effect for most of the North and SC coastline.

The bad news? The still-dangerous storm is slowing down ... and is expected to take a leisurely "fish hook" dip through SC after coming ashore somewhere between Carolina Beach, N.C. and Emerald Isle, N.C. sometime around 2:00 a.m. EDT. "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km)". Isolated tornadoes could also occur along North Carolina's coast on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

"A slow westward to west-southwestward motion is expected Friday night and Saturday".

Forecasters say it could slow dramatically when it nears land and then linger until Saturday, moving unpredictably along the coast and bringing torrential rain. "And you don't need power to sling booze", said owner Eli Ellsworth.

There is a chance some of that tropical rainfall could pass through portions of the Northeast next Tuesday or Wednesday before we can finally say good riddance to Florence for good.

Hurricane Florence, still a potentially deadly Category 2 hurricane, continued its destructive path for the Carolinas on Thursday and was expected to make landfall sometime between Thursday evening and Friday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. If anything, we are more than likely going to have a power outage.

The family is hoping for the best, given the potential threats the hurricane poses to lives and properties. "Significant river flooding is expected as a result of excessive rainfall across area hydrologic basins".

It's at this point we're shown visuals of what this might look like thanks to a CGI flood that gradually increases around the presenter as he describes the destruction set to be caused by the storm. "This is a life-threatening situation", the advisory said. On Thursday morning, South 17th Street, usually teeming with commuter traffic by 6:30 a.m., was almost devoid of cars.

"This means more people, structures and land will be subject to the unsafe winds", Miller said.

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