Weather Channel – Hurricane Florence will lash the Carolinas and Virginia late Thursday as an intense hurricane with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and potentially catastrophic inland rainfall flooding as one of the strongest strikes on record for this part of the East Coast.
A hurricane watch and storm surge watch are in effect for the entire coast of North Carolina, including Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, and the South Carolina coast as far south as Edisto Beach. This includes Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington and the Outer Banks.
These watches mean hurricane conditions and a life-threatening storm surge (near the coast or sounds) are possible. The hurricane watch is typically issued 48 hours ahead of the arrival of tropical storm force winds which would make last-minute preparations difficult.
If you’re in the East Coast threat zone, it’s time to finish up your hurricane preparedness plan and be ready to implement, if necessary. Residents in coastal areas should follow evacuation orders from local officials because of the potential for life-threatening storm-surge flooding.
Not good for the Carolinas, they’re looking at getting 12 inches.
Mother Nature is a cruel mistress. A couple games have been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence heading to the Carolinas.
Very disappointed I can’t watch the defending National Champions play this weekend.
Wake Forest announced their game, against Boston College, will be moved up to Thursday at 5:30pm.
Coastal Carolina is playing Wednesday (playing while this blog was posted)
Virginia and Ohio will move their game to Nashville.
More than likely, there will be a few more games cancelled or moved.
Stay safe everyone and stock up!
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