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Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top USA official

Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top USA official

For residents not listening to the mandatory evacuation notice, Kruea said, "I think they're playing with their life".

"Get out of its way, don't play games with it, it's a big one, maybe as big as they've seen", Trump said.

"We're fully prepared, food, medical, everything you can imagine, we are ready".

"It's not a thrill ride you want to be on", he warned.

The storm, which is building up over the Atlantic, is due to make landfall in either North or SC within the next few days, and is expected to be the worst storm to hit the area in 30 years.

"This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", the NHC said. It's possible that a storm surge between one and three feet may impact coastal Chesapeake Bay areas.

Although the storm has been designated Category 3 rather than 4, emergency services were warning it could hit the coast with the force of a "Mike Tyson punch."

Hurricane Florence on Tuesday night U.S. east coast time. Hugo's storm surge peaked at around 20 feet near Moores Landing, South Carolina.

"The state is mobilising all available resources to ensure public safety", Deal said.

Vice President Pence is expected to head to areas under storm watch in Georgia on Thursday, where he will meet with Red Cross officials at their field office in Atlanta.

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A state of emergency has been declared in D.C. and in states, including Virginia and the Carolina's.

The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut to allow traffic to flow inland, but the exodus was slow along roads jammed with outward-bound vehicles. As it turns into southern SC.

"We are uniquely positioned to establish a quick ad-hoc supply chain to support relief efforts", said Bettina Stix, an Amazon veteran credited with developing DRbA.

"They told me to bring a pillow and blanket", Whisler said. "We're trying to get everyone out, and as such we are shutting the hospital down".

"Everything is packed", Espinoza said. "Can she claim to be a 90's kid?"

Axios: "The ties between Hurricane Florence and climate change" - "Hurricane Florence is a unique Atlantic hurricane, projected to stall out after hitting land and forecast to dump upwards of 2 feet of rain on several states, much like Hurricane Harvey did in Texas past year". "Disaster is at the doorstep and it's coming in". So, the winds will be winding down much quicker near the coast before those winds get up here.

For many of those under evacuation orders, getting out of harm's way has proved difficult, as airlines cancelled flights and motorists had a hard time finding gas.

How big is Hurricane Florence?

The hurricane is expected to dump heavy rain throughout the region and FEMA officials said it's not just a coastal problem.


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