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North Carolina faces Hurricane Florence the only way we know how…with memes

North Carolina faces Hurricane Florence the only way we know how…with memes

"We are going to hunker down and stay safe and not stay in mobiles and we will be OK".

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Warning of looming storm surges of nine to 12 feet (2.7-3.6 meters), he urged residents to take the storm seriously no matter the category, saying "this is all about the water anyway".

Florence, though downgraded to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, remained risky and unpredictable, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

But that, combined with the storm's slowing forward movement and heavy rains, had Governor Roy Cooper warning of an impending disaster.

He spent the last few hours of calm before the storm visiting those who stayed, collecting contact information for their next-of-kin. "Today the threat becomes a reality". Sixty-one shelters have opened in SC - 12 designated for evacuees with special medical needs - able to accommodate more than 31,000 additional people.

The county is also offering free shuttles to shelters to encourage people to leave and weighing a curfew to deter people from going out on roads until weather conditions improve. Meanwhile, the storm is forecast to move sluggishly over the Carolinas before turning northwest.

Listen up, Mother Nature, we are not about to be hit by a hurricane without putting up a fight the best way we know how...by roasting the storm through the use of jokes on the internet.




"We've seen fatalities and deaths from tropical storms, from Category 1 storms and from Category 2 storms", SCEMD's Becker said.

Florence was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared a year ago for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, where the death toll was put at almost 3,000. In some counties, almost 1 in 3 people live below the poverty line.

About midday on Thursday (local time), Spanish moss blew sideways in the trees as the winds increased in Wilmington, and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City. Some of the few people still left in Nags Head on the Outer Banks took photos of angry waves topped with white froth.

"I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", he said.

Will Epperson, a 36-year-old golf course assistant superintendent, said he and his wife had planned to ride out the storm at their home in Hampstead, North Carolina, but reconsidered due to its ferocity. That is enough water to fill the Empire State Building almost 40,000 times.

U.S. Southeast power companies said more than 98,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina, Virginia and SC were without power on Thursday as Hurricane Florence approached the coast. It said it was located about 35 miles (55 km) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and forecasters predicted a slow westward march.

The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up over the southern Appalachians and make a right hook to the northeast, its rainy remnants moving into the mid-Atlantic states and New England by the middle of next week.


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