My experience last year with Hurricane Harvey woke me up to the realities of Mother Nature, so much so that I’ve started taking storm preparation to another level. So it’s only right that I stay on top of Hurricane Florence. The following news update comes from CNN.
Hurricane Florence is set to hit the Southeast Coast (South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia) on Thursday, 9/13/18. The National Weather Service upgraded Florence to a Category 3 storm as of 11:00 a.m., making it a major hurricane capable of doing devastating damage. Florence has now increased to a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 130 mph. And it’s expected to continue growing as it heads towards the U.S. East Coast.
There’s been a mandatory evacuation ordered to the residents of North Carolina’s Hatteras Island. It’s been noted that Florence was about 575 miles southeast of Bermuda as of noon today, which is about 1,230 miles from Cape Fear, North Carolina; the storm is moving 13 mph. And North and South Carolina governors Roy Cooper and Henry McMaster are taking this storm very seriously, asking President Trump for a federal disaster declaration that would make state and local agencies eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursements.
If you’re in the Southeast sector of the country, but particularly SC, NC, and VA, please prepare for this storm. Stock up on your water, canned goods, batteries, flashlights, and board up your homes. And please be sure to check out the full article, written by Jay Croft, Paul P. Murphy, and Kaylee Hartung, by clicking here.
Until Next Time…