'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

"It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

Hurricane Florence is churning slowly towards the southern parts of the eastern seaboard and could slam into the Carolinas by tomorrow night bringing sweeping winds of more than 200km per hour and dumping rain that could cause coastal erosion and a major storm surge.

Though Florence won't be making landfall until Friday, tropical-storm-force winds - 39 to 73 miles per hour (63 to 117 km/h) - will begin whipping through coastal regions as early as tomorrow, making it exceptionally risky to be outside, Graham said.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that it has shared with all Medicare-certified nursing homes the steps to get a federal waiver allowing them leeway with certain federal regulations for emergency situations. "We expect this storm to be with us for days". Tropical storm-force winds are expected to hit the coasts of South and North Carolina by the morning of September 13.

All 22 of the FBS and FCS games scheduled this weekend in South Carolina, Washington, D.C., Virginia and North Carolina were canceled or adjusted in some way due to the storm, according to CBS' Jerry Palm.

"All interests from SC into the Mid-Atlantic region should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow any advice given by local officials", the Hurricane Center said.

An estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory, according to the US Weather Prediction Center.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state.

Myrtle Beach's Ocean Boulevard was practically empty at midday on Wednesday, September 12, as the SC town prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Florence.

Computer models show Florence's storm surge will flood tens of thousands of homes and businesses.

Saturday's scheduled game between SC and Marshall has been canceled.

He said electric power could be out for weeks. Usually storms come to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic from the south - and those usually curve safely out to sea. "It's going to happen".

It has Hanover County Commissioner Woody White very anxious. "But no matter how bad it's going to be, it will pass and our job will be to rebuild this community together".

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