Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top U.S. official

People drive over a drawbridge in Wrightsville Beach North Carolina as they evacuate the area on Tuesday in advance of Hurricane Florence

At 5, we'll get more information on the path and strength of Florence. "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (815 km)". "Does this mean we have much less to worry about?"

He said: "We are ready but this is going to be one of the biggest ones to ever hit our country".

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but thats still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage.

"All my staff are gone", Thompson said. It's possible that a storm surge between one and three feet may impact coastal Chesapeake Bay areas.

Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia.

Incredible time-lapse footage filmed from a hurricane-hunting plane shows what's it's like to fly through the eye of Florence, the storm that's already forced more than 1 million people to evacuate.

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The storm is 385 miles southeast of Raleigh and is moving northwest at 17 mph. Although the latest tracks suggest that the center of the storm will pass to our south, we'll still likely feel some effects as early as Thursday.

Duke Energy spokesperson Ryan Mosier said operators would begin shutting down nuclear plants at least two hours before hurricane-force winds arrive.

Duke Energy, the second-largest energy company in the United States, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its four million customers in the Carolinas.

Across several eastern states, residents scrambled to leave as the Category 4 storm, with winds of 225kmh, approached. The commanding general says anyone remaining on base will have food, water and protection despite being in the projected path of the storm.

The waves are produced by being trapped along with incredibly strong winds moving in the same direction as the storm's motion. "Everybody is trying to get out of the coast", she said.

"I'm very concerned about this storm", Cooper said. Power outages, downed trees and a risk for catastrophic flooding are all potential issues in the Triangle.

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But what makes Florence so different from other storms this year?

LATER NEXT WEEK: The remnants of Hurricane Florence could bring some heavy rain to the D.C. region by next week.

"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said. State officials have said the inmates are safer in the prison than they would be in an evacuation. "We'll handle it. We're ready, we're able".

Mr Graham said the Pamlico and Neuse rivers in North Carolina will see their flows "reversed" as storm surges push water back inland.

As of Tuesday, more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. And if local officials recommend evacuation, evacuate immediately. And an unusual combination of other weather systems that likely will stall Florence when it hits land, allowing it to sit for days and dump huge amounts of rain.

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