Hurricane Florence – A local view

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Many states are continuing to brace for impacts of Hurricane Florence, expected to make landfall in the Carolinas late tonight into early Friday. 

With strong winds and a track towards the Carolinas that is beginning to slow down, this will allow localized flooding to become a large concern. 

Landfall late tonight will have continuing large impacts to coastal areas with pounding surf , winds and heavy rain. Through the coming days, Florence is expected to weaken once landfall occurs, but will continue to move westward and eventually turn towards the north late this weekend. Significant storm surge, costal winds and rainfall may lead to devastating effects as we continue to monitor the storm. 

As FEMA administrator Brock Long stated: ” “Forecasters are basically indicating feet of rain, not inches…in portions of the Carolinas and into Virginia, so this is a very dangerous storm”.

However, as this begins to weaken the remnants of Florence will begin to take turn towards the Twin Tiers area. While it won’t be as strong or a hurricane, we are still monitoring the chance for rain impacting the area Monday or Tuesday. Future Models while still not in perfect agreement – show indications we could see up to an inch of rainfall.

Of course the 18 Storm Team will keep you updated with the latest forecast and with anything you need to know regarding the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. 

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