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.
Due to Hurricane Florence, our game at UNC this weekend has been canceled.
— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) September 11, 2018
Very disappointed I can’t watch the defending National Champions play this weekend.
— NC State Football (@PackFootball) September 11, 2018
UPDATE: The scheduled @AppState_FB home game versus Southern Miss will not be played Saturday in Boone.
— App State Athletics (@appstatesports) September 12, 2018
— ECU Athletics (@ECUAthletics) September 11, 2018
Wake Forest announced their game, against Boston College, will be moved up to Thursday at 5:30pm.
SCHEDULE UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Florence, Thursday's game against Boston College has been moved up to 5:30 p.m.
It will still be broadcast on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/0DjwuSPD3T
— Wake Forest Football (@WakeFB) September 11, 2018
Coastal Carolina is playing Wednesday (playing while this blog was posted)
It's game day!! 🏈
Due to Hurricane Florence, @CoastalFootball faces Campbell today at 1 p.m. CT.
— Sun Belt (@SunBelt) September 12, 2018
Virginia and Ohio will move their game to Nashville.
Saturday's UVA vs. @OhioFootball Game Moved to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Kick is set for 4:30 PM ET.
— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) September 11, 2018
More than likely, there will be a few more games cancelled or moved.
FBS college football games in Hurricane Florence's path this week
BC at Wake (Thurs)
Marshall at SC
Ga. Southern at Clemson
West Va. at NC State
UCF at UNC
ECU at Va. Tech
Ohio at Virginia
SMiss at App St
Norfolk St at Liberty
Campbell at Coastal
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) September 10, 2018
Stay safe everyone and stock up!
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