Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

The Union Point Park Complex is seen flooded as the Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern North Carolina

The Union Point Park Complex is seen flooded as the Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern North Carolina

Written by Jennifer Kay on September 14, 2018 6:34 pm. As forecasters warned the hurricane could lead to potentially catastrophic flooding.

By early afternoon, its winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week.

It was downgraded Friday afternoon to a tropical storm with winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph). Hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles (150 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers).

Heavy rains: Up to 18 trillion gallons falling on seven states over seven days, as much water as there is the entire Chesapeake Bay. "It doesn't get any worse". But with half of the storm still out over the Atlantic, Florence continued to collect warm ocean water and dump it onshore.

The tidal cycle also affects storm surge, which is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tides. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions. Almost 2,100 flights have been canceled through Saturday.

Potential losses: estimated $10 billion to $60 billion in economic damages.

A North Carolina city says about 70 people have been rescued from a hotel whose structural integrity is being threatened by Hurricane Florence.

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Wilmington police confirmed that a mother and her infant died when a tree fell on their home. Also, a 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, Lenoir County authorities said, and the governor's office said a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain.

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines, ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power in an agricultural region of flood-prone rice plains and landslide-prone mountain provinces. "We're going to have to have patience, we're going to have to be careful and we're going to have to deal with a lot of water".

The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, as well as Washington D.C., declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm. That's still less than the 25 trillion gallons Hurricane Harvey dropped previous year in Texas and Louisiana. "America is proud of you", Trump tweeted on Friday, referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which responds to disasters in the United States.

New Bern touts itself as the second-oldest city in North Carolina. Significant weakening was expected over the weekend.

"WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU" - that's what the city of New Bern, North Carolina, tweeted after hundreds of people needed rescue from rising waters from the Neuse River, and a TV station had to evacuate its newsroom in the middle of its hurricane coverage. The weather service warned that all coastal areas and tidally connected creeks, rivers, bays, and waterways are at risk of storm surge flooding. During the course of Hurricane Florence the ministry plans to feed the neighborhood three meals a day until it runs out of food or power.

Another person died in a shelter at West Brunswick High School Thursday morning, however, their death was not related to the hurricane.

The parts of the country still in the storm's path have been saturated by summer rains and can not soak up any surplus from Florence. What could be better than riding out a hurricane at Walt Disney World?

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