The storm's maximum sustained winds were clocked at 120 miles per hour (193 km per hour), down from a peak of 140 mph a day earlier before Florence was downgraded from a Category 4. And the more it hovers just off shore - a distinct possibility - the more potentially deadly storm surge it pushes on-shore.
Residents near coastal areas have been given evacuation warnings, although Raleigh is a bit inland so Weaver and her family are going to remain at home to wait out the storm. What makes this hurricane extremely unsafe are the deadly storm surges, mammoth coastal flooding and historic rainfall expected far inland.
"We'll handle it. We're ready, we're able".
A satellite image shows Hurricane Florence looming in the Atlantic Ocean as the sun rises over the U.S. Florence is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and SC on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday.
At the time of this writing, Florence is moving toward the eastern U.S. at 15 miles per hour (24 km/h) with a decrease in forward speed.
Saturday's scheduled game between SC and Marshall has been canceled.
The closer the center passes to us, the more rain & wind we'll see, the farther away the center tracks, the less rain & wind we'll see.
By contrast, North Carolina has said it is evacuating hundreds of prisoners from prisons and county jails before the storm, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Duke Energy, the nation's No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks. You're going to be displaced from your home in the coastal areas.
Mr Graham said the Pamlico and Neuse rivers in North Carolina will see their flows "reversed" as storm surges push water back inland.
Florence will be, in all likelihood, the most intense storm to strike the region in at least 25 years, since Hugo.
About 300,000 people have been evacuated from South Carolina, McMaster said.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state.
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"This is a very risky hurricane", Mr McMaster said, adding that the evacuation order for coastal counties was "mandatory, not voluntary". "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "Everyone was sold out", she said.
Then last year's Google Pixel 2 was announced on Wednesday, October 4 - the exact same date as the original phone's debut. The new Google Pixel 3 series of smartphones will likely feature glass backs for wireless superfast charging.
The new Watches have a new back that offers a completely new electrical sensor that does an actual ECG to check your heart health. Apple revealed its new iOS 12 will be available to download on September 17 as long as you got a device newer than an iPhone 5.
But through the bravery and sacrifice of passengers and crew, he said, "the Forty" spared Washington from a devastating strike. He said the "brave patriots turned the tide on our nation's enemies and joined the immortal ranks of American heroes".
The source also added that the decision solidified as Cavill recently signed on to star in Netflix's The Witcher . As such, speculation has begun regarding who will replace Cavill as Superman when the time comes down the road.
There's a new accelerometer and gyroscope inside the Apple Watch Series 4, too, which can help the device to detect falls. The watch, Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a press release, now "becomes an intelligent guardian for your health".
Many of these features slowly became redundant though, as both Gmail and Android itself started adopting Inbox's core features. Back in April, though, Google launched its new Gmail experience, which includes numerous features first introduced in Inbox.
The Packers quarterback gave a blunt one-word answer when he was asked if he needed to practice this week in order to play. Rodgers told Demovsky his knee is "pretty sore" but it feels "a little better every day".
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to visit some of the world's most handsome beaches during their royal tour in October. They'll visit Dubbo in NSW, Melbourne and Fraser Island in Queensland on the tour, as well as attending the Games in Sydney.
Everybody has got to play a part in that but the clubs own the player and they have got to do the right thing for themselves. Foden has played just eight minutes this season and for that reason Southgate continues to exclude him.
Williams later smashed her racquet, resulting in a code violation and a point deduction, which she argued over with Ramos. Open chair umpire , Carlos Ramos , called three violations against Williams during the U.S.
Mike Hughes intercepts Jimmy Garoppolo for pick-six
Fred Zamberletti, the team's original athletic trainer who died last week at age 86, was honored with a pregame moment of silence. Also: The Dalvin Cook era is back on, and the Mike Hughes era promises to be a whole lot of fun.
Florence Shifts, Taking Southerly Route Closer To Charlotte
They were expecting to be in SC for 10 to 14 days, according to a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer. More than 1.7 million people were warned to evacuate and get out of the way of the "life-threatening" storm's path.
Sen. Collins mum on Kavanaugh vote as pressure grows
Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who released more documents Thursday, stood by his handling of the issue. They justified their eagerness to break the rules of the committee by claiming it was for the sake of "transparency".
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But well done guys, the atmosphere from all of them was awesome , the support they gave to both Juan Martin and me. Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the US Open trophy after beating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.
Trump signs executive order to sanction foreign meddlers in U.S
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