Weather Channel Defends Reporter As He Allegedly Exaggerates Report On Hurricane Florence

Wilmington NC tree

Relief will not come quickly.

"The slow motion of the storm will make this a very prolonged flood event", Reid Hawkins, science officer for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, said in a briefing. The rivers are in most cases several days from cresting. Cruise ships have diverted to Florida away from the storm's path, and some hotels are offering special discounts for evacuees.

There is really nowhere for the water to go. A husband and wife died in a house fire linked to the storm, officials said, and an 81-year-old man died after falling and hitting his head while packing to evacuate.

The surges will be most harmful in North Carolina, with rain and flooding also making the dangerously high water levels even worse.

That's Jay Barnes. He's a hurricane historian and has literally written the book on the history of North Carolina's hurricanes.

Still, he said: "I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth". "It's making it hard for us to move valuable resources to areas in need". There had been no reports of injuries or fatalities, though most of the city was without power and thousands of buildings had been damaged, she said.

Jason Weinmann, a 47-year-old retired Marine, also joined the rescue effort.

Strong winds have got nothing on this tough guy.

"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU", the city tweeted around 2 a.m.

The president may travel to the region next week, the White House has said. About 31 inches (79 centimeters) was reported in Swansboro, on the North Carolina coast.

Atlantic Beach on North Carolina's Outer Banks islands had already received 76cm of rain, the US Geological Survey said.

Residents reached out for help through the night by phone and on social media.

A mother and her infant were killed when a tree fell on their house in Wilmington.

As Florence drew near, President Donald Trump tweeted that FEMA and first responders are "supplied and ready", and he disputed the official conclusion that almost 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico, claiming the figure was a Democratic plot to make him look bad.

In Pender County, officials said that a woman died of a heart attack Friday morning as emergency crews tried to reach her; they were delayed because of downed trees and debris in the road. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", the NWS says.

Cooper said nearly all the buildings in town, including homes and businesses, are going to be fine. "Be extremely careful and stay alert".

As of 6 a.m., Florence was centered just 10 miles (20 kilometers) east of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Duke Energy Corp, the biggest utility in the area with over 4 million customers, estimated the storm could cause between 1 million and 3 million outages.

USA power companies said over 895,000 homes and businesses located mostly in North Carolina and SC were without power on Friday after Florence hit the Southeast coast.

Usually hurricanes this far north deliver their punch and quickly leave town.

The weather service later measured a storm surge 10 feet deep in the city, which lies on the Neuse River near the Atlantic coast.

In South Carolina there were 7,000 people staying in shelters.

The coast has been battered, and the mountains appear to be next. In previous hurricanes in North Carolina, residents lived in trailers while they rebuilt or found permanent housing.

An abandoned car's hazard lights continue to flash as it sits submerged in rising flood waters on Saturday morning after Florence struck Wilmington, N.C. "I was looking for water moccasins to hit me at any time", he said. Forecasters said this onslaught could last for days, leaving a wide area under water from both heavy downpours and rising seas.

The Federal Emergency Management Authority said motorists should not attempt to drive through floodwaters.

Related News:



Most liked

US Sanctions 2 Companies For Being North Korean Fronts
The Trump administration has kept up sanctions pressure on the North, even as the US seeks to negotiate on denuclearization. Security Council resolutions remains mandatory for all member states - including Russian Federation ".

Reliable journalist delivers positive Liverpool team news ahead of Spurs clash
Having played for both Newcastle United and Liverpool , the Netherlands global had never scored in 58 games away from either St. It is not about playing well, it is about attitude and to say, "Hey, come on, we are aggressive and we try to win".

Australia searches for culprit hiding sewing needles in strawberries
Police asked anyone who finds a needle in their strawberries to take the punnet their local station. It's a crime so unusual that any motive seems almost inconceivable.

Mychal Kendricks visits Seahawks
Kendricks isn't expected to be sentenced until January 24, and according to Schefter the Seahawks will put him right to work. He and Sonoiki were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud.

FEMA Administrator Brock Long's travel subject of inspector general investigation
He is now overseeing the preparations for Hurricane Florence , which is expected to hit the Southeast hard. Long reportedly began having a government driver take him home since he took control of FEMA past year .

Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas
This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The Weather Channel estimated that up to three million customers might lose power in the Carolinas due to Florence.

Hurricane Helen latest: Atlantic storm to spark sunshine across Britain
Helene had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and was moving north-northeast at 22 miles per hour . A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police.

Misleading Florence headlines suggest ‘MYRTLE BEACH COULD GET CUT OFF’
Florence's fatality count rose to seven on September 15, as the storm continued hammering the Carolinas and surrounding states. There have been seven storm-related deaths since Florence , then a Category-1 hurricane, made landfall Friday morning.

Feminist attacks Apple saying iPhone size not suitable for women's hands
The 7nm Apple A12 chipset is present under the hood of the newly unveiled iPhone Xs , iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr smartphones. Use the drop-down menus and sliders below to find the flawless contract plan for you.

Trump disputes Puerto Rico's hurricane death toll. Here's how they are calculated
Trump's comments came as Hurricane Florence , a potentially catastrophic storm, headed for the Carolina coast. Puerto Rico's government is run by the New Progressive party, a pro-statehood, Puerto Rico-only party.

Golovkin, Canelo prepare for boiling point in grudge match
September 14, 2018) Canelo and Golovkin will face off one final time before stepping into the ring against one another. But it was a tough, competitive matchup that delivered in other ways even without a victor at the end.

IPhone XS Max announced: here are the specs, prices and colour options
The Plus versions of previous iPhones had killer battery life so we have high hopes for the iPhone Max. Apple will nearly certainly share more details on Wednesday at its annual event in California.

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas
Still, she said, "I think we're going to stay put", noting her neighborhood's past success in avoiding power outages and flooding. Florence was inching along Friday night, trapping people in flooded homes and promising days of destruction and human suffering.

Jamie Murray: Serena US Open sexism claims far-fetched
She is also set to ink a $10 million deal with Adidas to go with the almost $4 million she took home for her U.S. Serena Williams hugs Naomi Osaka , of Japan, after Osaka defeated Williams in the women's final of the U.S.

Nintendo Switch Online Requires Weekly Check-In To Play NES Games
Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros Ultimate is getting its own Limited Edition Nintendo Switch . Sony locks its cloud saves behind the PS+ membership but they are kept for around 6 months or so.