Unic Press UK: Hurricane Florence, which is described as a life-threatening storm, is edging closer to the east coast of the United States, says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Hurricane Center.
According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence is in destructive motion as it approaches with deadly storm surge, flash flooding that would be catastrophic, and hurricane-force winds.
The areas to be severely affected include (but not limited to) the Carolinas, Southern and Central Appalachians, the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina.
In a tweet, the Department of Homeland Security said:
“Do not focus on the wind speed category of #Hurricane #Florence! Life-threatening storm surge flooding, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are still expected. Make sure you have multiple ways to get local weather alerts— through your phone , weather radio , and TV .”
Don’t focus on the category of the storm. Hurricane #Florence will slow down as it approaches the coast & moves inland. This will cause extremely dangerous flooding.
Make sure you have multiple ways to get local weather alerts— through your phone 📱, weather radio 📻, and TV 📺. pic.twitter.com/CqX98wH2Lv
— FEMA (@fema) September 13, 2018
FEMA added that “If you’re in a mandatory evacuation zone for #Florence, your window of time to leave is closing rapidly.”