Hurricane-force winds extend up to 80 miles from the centre, and tropical storm effects reach 195 miles, The Independent reported.now less than 100 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina, the "meandering" Florence has been described as a "horrific nightmare storm" because meteorologists can not pinpoint where it will strike.
NOAA's latest report on Hurricane Florence places the centre of the weather system about 20 miles southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina and 55 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was expected to slowly move southwest into SC before turning north, forecasters said.
More than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate over the past few days, and the homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurricane or tropical storm conditions.
The hurricane center predicts as much as 101 centimeters of rain for some parts of North Carolina and storm surges as high as 4 meters - taller than many houses.
With Hurricane Florence churning toward the East Coast, NASA released a stunning video and photos of the storm from space. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles from its centre, and tropical storm force winds up to 195 miles.
Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia governor Nathan Deal declared an emergency but did not immediately order any evacuations.
A hurricane warning is in effect for South Santee River, SC, north to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. It has also moved most ships, submarines, and planes from their base at Hampton Roads, Virginia to safety far at sea or in distant airbases.
Hurricane Florences landfall of begins days of rain, wind
Its center was moving west at only 6 mph (9 km/h) and about 50 miles south of Morehead City at around 1 a.m. (0500 GMT Friday ). Hurricane-force winds extend up to 80 miles from the center of the storm, which is expected to make landfall around 8 a.m.
Not everyone in the low-lying coastal areas in Florence's path have heeded warnings to evacuate.
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Torrential rains brought about significant flooding in some areas, with the rains expected to continue over Oahu through Thursday.
Another Wilmington resident said she did not want to leave because she was afraid to see what she would come back to after the storm.
Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches with isolated amounts of 6 inches are forecast across southeastern Puerto Rico, while totals of 1 to 2 inches with maximum amounts of 3 inches are possible across the remainder of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The trend is "exceptionally bad news", said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it "smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge". The NHC is encouraging officials in northeastern Mexico, Texas and Louisiana to monitor its progress.
Fire and utility crews were still going door to door on Friday to conduct safety checks and shut off gas meters, officials said. The three communities house more than 146,000 residents about 26 miles north of Boston , near the New Hampshire border.
Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it was unclear how many did. Forecasters said "catastrophic" freshwater flooding was expected along waterways far from the coast of the Carolinas.
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The Category 4 storm is likely to produce "catastrophic" flooding in the eastern Carolinas, as well as destructive winds. Some 7,000 guard members are ready to mobilize in North Carolina, while 1,100 will be activated in SC .
The storm was about 880 miles east of the Lesser Antilles - a region still recovering from last year's powerful Hurricane Maria. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 140 miles per hour (220 kph) as it moved west-northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph).
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