Monster storm roars towards Carolina

SAFE SHELTER: People line up to enter a shelter at a school in North Carolina. — AFP
SAFE SHELTER: People line up to enter a shelter at a school in North Carolina. - AFP

Wilmington - Florence is currently a Category 4 storm on the five-point Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and is forecast to slam into the Carolinas.



By AFP

Published: Thu 13 Sep 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Thu 13 Sep 2018, 2:21 AM

Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday packing winds of 215 kmph as an emergency management official warned the monster storm would deliver a "Mike Tyson punch" to the Carolina coast. President Donald Trump urged residents to heed orders to evacuate and said the federal government was "ready for the big one that is coming".
"Get out of its way, don't play games with it, it's a big one, maybe as big as they've seen," Trump said. "We'll handle it. We're ready, we're able. But despite that, bad things can happen when you are talking about a storm this size," he added.
Florence is currently a Category 4 storm on the five-point Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and is forecast to slam into the Carolinas late on Thursday or early Friday.
 


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