Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

Hurricane Florence continues to churn toward the us mainland with potentially highly destructive winds and enough rain to thoroughly drench and possibly flood much of Eastern North Carolina.

In comparison, Florida, which is closer to the equator and in line with the part of the Atlantic where hurricanes are born, off the African coast, has had at least five hurricanes in the past century of Category 4 or greater, including Hurricane Andrew in 1992. "The current forecast for both the impact and aftermath of the hurricane would require those officials to divert critical resources from what could be much more significant duties. This storm certainly won't do the cotton crop any good".

Evacuations in Dare County began Monday and are expected to continue, and officials at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington have canceled classes and activities for the remainder of the week to allow students and staff to evacuate if they so choose. "I'll tell you, agriculture is in the heart of that bull's eye".

Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and SC and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall on Friday, and its rains will take a heavy toll for kilometres inland, the National Hurricane Center in Miami warned on Tuesday.

Their family members have been pressuring them to evacuate, he said, but they are staying put - for now.

Two-thirds of North Carolina's farm income comes from poultry and livestock, including hogs and dairy cattle, according to Wooten. That timing was not lost on Elaine Chao, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. "It's one of those situations where you're going to get heavy rain, catastrophic, life-threatening storm surge, and also the winds".

We've already seen the signs, in the past several years, of ultra-intense hurricanes that get that way by explosively intensifying. Carcasses were composted inside the houses where the birds were being raised.

- Tornadoes are possible as the storm meanders near or over the Carolinas.

"It's well south of us", said Hubbard. Once Florence makes landfall we'll have a better idea in Virginia what we'll be dealing with. Our concern is with the safety of everyone being affected by the storm.

The Category 4 storm's approach led to a series of schedule adjustments Tuesday for teams in the Carolinas and Virginia. On Tuesday, rain halted his progress.

"It's going to keep any of that rain from this system away from us until the beginning of next week", Hubbard said. Mandatory evacuations are in place amid forecasts for a 12-foot (3.7-meter) storm surge, and expectations of as much as $27 billion in damages. "Nobody would have the capacity to handle your animals", he said.

The vessels would get underway from Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek to avoid potential damage from winds and tidal surges, said Colonel Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman.

North Carolina has waived transportation rules to help farmers move crops and livestock ahead of the most severe storm to threaten the US mainland this year. At the time, a potential makeup date wasn't announced.

Rain measured in feet is "looking likely", he said. British American Tobacco's Reynolds American, parent of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, declined to comment.

The waste is held in lagoons because it's generally considered a safe way to store the manure before it's used to aid crops.

This story will be updated as more information is available regarding the reopening of schools.

"It's still going to be a major hurricane when it arrives along the Eastern Seaboard of the southern U.S.at the end of the week", said Ian Hubbard, a meteorologist with the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax.

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