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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 8 a.m. Tropical Storm Florence is continuing to dump dangerous amounts of rain as it continues its slow slog across the Carolinas. The National Hurricane Center said Florence is moving west at 2 mph (3.2 kph), with its center located about 35 … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Florence keeps dumping rain on Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the core of Florence was located at 11 p.m. Friday … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Florence now in South Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. The center of Tropical Storm Florence has moved into South Carolina, and both it and North Carolina continue to face powerful winds and catastrophic flooding. Florence’s top sustained winds remain at 70 mph (110 kph) as it crawls west at just 3 mph (6 … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Florence now in South Carolina

WASHINGTON | AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

WASHINGTON  — Behold the awesome power of water. Already the ocean is swallowing beaches, roads and anything else in the way of Hurricane Florence’s monstrous storm surge. Storm surges aren’t walls of water, like a tsunami, as commonly thought. Caused by a hurricane’s winds pushing relentlessly on the shore, they are more like domes of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

National Hurricane Center News: Hurricane Florence Forecast Discussion

MIAMI, FL – The National Hurricane Center located in Miami, FL has released the following information, Hurricane Florence Discussion Number 56: The satellite presentation of Florence has changed little overnight with the eye waxing and waning in infrared imagery.  The eye has moved into NWS radar range and can be seen in radar data from Morehead … Continue reading National Hurricane Center News: Hurricane Florence Forecast Discussion

RALEIGH, N.C. | The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad weather advisories stretched from Florida to … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

WASHINGTON | Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

WASHINGTON— To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all. Warmer than normal sea temperatures to add energy and rain to a storm. Check. A wind pattern that allows a storm to get strong and stay strong. Check. Higher … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

MIAMI | South Carolina declares emergency ahead of Florence

MIAMI  — Tropical Storm Florence is becoming a “better organized” weather system that will likely strengthen into a hurricane late Saturday, weather forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday the storm was expected to become a “major hurricane” by Tuesday as it passes between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday. The storm … Continue reading MIAMI | South Carolina declares emergency ahead of Florence