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Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence

13 September 2018

Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared an emergency but did not immediately order any evacuations. About 1.7 million residents have been urged to flee from parts of North and SC.

Hurricane Florence may now be dipping a bit south and hitting a portion of the Great State of Georgia. Forecasters worry the storm's damage will be worse if it lingers on the coast.

While one man concluded: 'We are about to get pounded, but since we have absolutely no control over it, all you can do is laugh, and pray for the best'.

Hurricane force winds will begin reaching the coast of the Carolinas by Thursday morning and the storm is not expected to leave the region in the next two days. Even normal water is warm enough for a storm to form there, but this adds to the storm's fuel and its rainfall.

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The threat has sparked a rush of evacuation efforts in SC and North Carolina, with more than a million people urged to get out of Florence's way.

"This will be a storm that creates and causes massive damage to our country", Jeff Byard, Federal Emergency Management Agency associate administrator, told CNN on September 11.

"I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence", Deal said. Similar declarations were made earlier in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

People fleeing coastal North and SC clogged highways Wednesday as Florence bore down on the coast for a direct hit in a low-lying region dense with beachfront vacation homes.

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"We are uniquely positioned to establish a quick ad-hoc supply chain to support relief efforts", said Bettina Stix, an Amazon veteran credited with developing DRbA. Will the winds be that strong or they'll be stronger when they get here than that?

"I've been through hurricanes before but never with kids", she said. The local adult-services department and the Area Agency on Aging has been in touch with each senior facilities as well, county public information officer Kathryn Murphy said, and has helped them decide whether and how to plan for the hurricane.

In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate. The game, like many others this weekend, was canceled due to the impending impact of Hurricane Florence. With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid extremely heavy rain, sending vast amounts of manure from thousands of farms into rivers and contaminating groundwater.

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Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence