"I was just kind of planning to leave on Sunday evening, but it looked a little risky and I got kind of fortunate that work was canceled", said one passenger departing Charlotte Thursday. "We are going to be very very very limited in terms of responding". 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.
Meanwhile, lane reversals on US 501 ended at noon and reversals on I-26 end Thursday night, allowing state police and transportation workers to get to a safe location before the storm hits. One moment, it's going to be real bad; next moment, it's slowing down.
There are dozens of permitted hog farms in North Carolina, most of which are close enough to the coast they could experience flooding.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Centre warned that Florence remained deadly because of its size and slow forward speed, even if its top sustained winds have dropped it to Category 2 status as a hurricane. "Today the threat becomes a reality", he said. As many as 100,000 people may need emergency shelter. Another 400 people were in shelters in Virginia, where forecasts were less dire.
With forecasters anxious about a repeat of Hurricane Harvey, which inundated Houston with floodwater past year, NHC Director Ken Graham explained to the Associated Press: "It truly is really about the whole size of this storm".
Why isn't the downgraded storm less of a threat?
There are fears that this storm could cause damage similar to what Houston suffered during Hurricane Harvey previous year, when homes and businesses were inundated with floodwater.
Around midday, Spanish moss blew sideways in the trees as the winds increased in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City.
Wilmington resident Julie Terrell was plenty concerned after walking to breakfast past a row of shops fortified with boards, sandbags and hurricane shutters.
"We immediately gave up our hotel rooms so that more rooms are now available to those coming inland", Hunt said.
This is why you don't mess with Mother Nature. That's enough to fill the Chesapeake Bay or cover the entire state of Texas with almost 4 inches (10 centimeters) of water, he calculated.
Almost 1.7m people along the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate.
"Help has arrived, help is here", said lineman Abel Hernandez from Florida Power and Light.
As of 10:30 p.m. ET, more than 140,000customers along the coast were without power, according to outage maps from Duke Energy and the N.C. Hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles (150 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers). Late-afternoon wind gusts on the North Carolina coast were over 70mph.
Scientists said it is too soon to say what role, if any, global warming played in the storm.
The relationship between climate change and hurricanes is a complex one. According to Fire Chief Glen Rogers, there are in fact only 12 people left on the beach to sit out the storm.
"If you're going to leave. you should leave now because time is running out", McMaster said on Thursday. "I've got four cats inside the house. If you're in a low-lying area, get out", Mac Hodges, the mayor of the town of Washington, toldNPR's Brakkton Booker.
Shinzo Abe also said the living generation has the responsibility to "completely remove the post-war scenery" from the region. Russian and Japanese foreign ministry officials said work on the future agreement would continue as usual.
At the same time, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that Putin personally did not communicate with the suspects. Britain believes that Petrov and Boshirov - which may not be the two men's real names - are now in Russian Federation .
The discovery of his witness contacts led to a superseding indictment in June and Manafort's jailing ahead of his trial. Trump has raised the idea of a pardon for Manafort with White House aides and others, a source told NPR.
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Any shift farther to the south in the track would increase rainfall totals across the area, and increase the threat for tornadoes. Storms that head through the Caribbean at this time of year have the potential to be steered north toward the United States.
Liverpool have won their opening four games of a league season for the first time since 1990-91 under Kenny Dalglish. Discussing the global break, Klopp said: "It's a big challenge but it's the same for all of us".
The storm was about 880 miles east of the Lesser Antilles - a region still recovering from last year's powerful Hurricane Maria. Some of Florence's behavior, both what has been seen so far and what experts expect, show the influence of climate change.
Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi is hoping to play a role in the Gunners English Premier League clash against Newcastle on Saturday. And the Uruguay global looked to be in high spirits as he trained alongside Mkhitaryan at London Colney this week.
NOAA also has a collection of live feeds , which include Buxton in North Carolina, and Cherry Beach and Folly Beach in SC . Where is Hurricane Florence now? Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty.
Leonel Rondon, 18, was sitting in a auto in Lawrence when the chimney from a house explosion fell on the vehicle. "I don't think that anybody else managing this would've been further down the road than we are at the moment".
Once a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour , the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 1 on Thursday night. Heavy rains were forecast to extend into the Appalachians, affecting parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.
The Commission, he said, was proposing a new "alliance with Africa" that would lead to the creation of some ten million jobs. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said, "Parliament wants, more than ever, to be at the heart of democracy".
SpaceX will reveal more information regarding the private space flight to the Moon in a live webcast on 17 September. On Twitter , Elon Musk was asked who the passenger is and simply responded with an emoji of the Japanese flag .
This time around, the iPhone XS will stay at the $999 mark while the iPhone XR will use cheaper materials and sell for about $750. These upgrades apply to the front camera too , so your selfies can look like they were taken by a professional photographer.
A state of emergency has been declared in five coastal states - North Carolina, South Carolina , Georgia, Maryland and Virginia. At least 280,000 people are already without power as the outskirts of the storm lashed North and SC , and Virginia.
The 35-year-old told reporters he wished things had turned out differently, but did not have any regrets about his career. Wright has salaries of $20 million this year, $15 million next season and $12 million in 2020, the final year of his deal.
As word of the shocking find made it to major global news sites, the scandal start impacting the restaurant chain's bottom line. Xiabu Xiabu released a statement on Saturday night saying that it valued food security and would make improvements.
More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Ken Graham, director of the hurricane center, said on Facebook the storm surges could push in as far as 3 kilometers (2 miles).
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The fake news media, like CNN , have attacked President Trump for disputing the "scientists" who came up with the 3,000 number. Trump, the story noted, spent a "long weekend" at his golf club and attended a political rally in Alabama.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict and millions more displaced, according to the UN. Idlib is the insurgents' only remaining major stronghold and a government offensive could be the war's last decisive battle.
Tottenham Hotspur will be without midfielder Dele Alli and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris when they face Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday. Lloris (31) admitted being more than twice the drink-drive limit when he was stopped in the early hours on August 24.
But they wanted to do it for her - their 37-year-old leader who is the heart and soul of the franchise . "This is all about Sue". The game, which saw Seattle overcome the Washington Mystics 98 - 82 for the sweep, was also up 33% from last year's Game 3.