«Florence,» in the USA: 300 thousand people without electricity, many buildings severely damaged

The eye of the storm «Florence» on the way to North Carolina, and local authorities have reported major structural damage and power outages.

According to the forecasts of meteorologists, the storm surge reached 11 feet (3.5 m) will fall to 40 inches (1 m) of precipitation, and that means the imminent flooding of the coast.

This week has already declared a state of emergency in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland in preparation for the effects of showers and squalls.

The national guard alerted about 4 thousand soldiers and pilots. Also mobilized force of more than 10 States.

The United States is fully prepared for the hurricane, said on Twitter the President of Donald trump.

Hurricane #Florence could bring up to 13 feet or more of storm surge to the Carolina coast. This is what that could look like, visualized through a brilliant graphic technology https://t.co/nTsD5WACnV pic.twitter.com/fColeW6otH

— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) September 13, 2018

Latest updates:

  • At 6 a.m., the hurricane weakened in the night of Friday to the 1st category, was located 10 miles East of Wilmington (NC). Force sustained winds it was 140 km/h.
  • More than 321 thousand people were left without electricity in North Carolina and in Onslow County around midnight on Friday, reported significant damage to residential homes, businesses and other structures.
  • More than 4.5 thousand people are in shelters in South Carolina. According to the authorities of the state, 64-seekers more willing to accept more than 34 thousand people. North Carolina opened the 126 shelters for 12 thousand people.

Outside the NWS Newport/Morehead City at 930 pm. pic.twitter.com/tErYVLRYQd

— NWS Newport/Morehead (@NWSMoreheadCity) September 14, 2018

As of noon today, Shenandoah National Park is closed. This is a complete closure of the entire park including all trails, backcountry, facilities, and Skyline Drive. Members of the public should not be within Park boundaries after noon today. pic.twitter.com/pllDdGbRyH

— ShenandoahNPS (@ShenandoahNPS) September 13, 2018

Outside the NWS Newport/Morehead City at 930 pm. pic.twitter.com/tErYVLRYQd

— NWS Newport/Morehead (@NWSMoreheadCity) September 14, 2018

#Wilmington currently in the eyewall of #Florence — winds gusting to 90+ mph pic.twitter.com/7sFyyZM33D

— Alexandra Wilson (@TWCAlexWilson) September 14, 2018

Hurricane Florence midnight 9.13.18
Pungo River is raging across Belhaven, North Carolina pic.twitter.com/fvPRLE5GS8#Florence #HurricaneFlorence

— Treasure News (@news_treasure) September 14, 2018

The world meteorological organization said that the destructive power of «Florence,» so big «that use that name for another hurricane would be inappropriate.»