USA farmers scramble to harvest crops as hurricane looms

USA farmers scramble to harvest crops as hurricane looms

Florence is a category 4 hurricane with winds at 130 miles per hour as of 8 a.m.

The location was determined based on the track of Hurricane Florence and lodging availability, along with lessons learned from recent past difficulties returning home to an area impacted by widespread flooding.

Florence, a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 miles per hour (210 kph), was expected to make landfall on Friday, bringing heavy, sustained rain and potentially deadly flooding to the U.S. Southeast coast.

Scientists have filmed an astonishing video of the interior of Hurricane Florence, as the storm bears down on North and SC.

"It is imperative that everyone follow local evacuation orders", President Trump tweeted Wednesday, along with a satellite video of the mammoth storm swirling through the Atlantic. Massive waves from the hurricane will make the rush of water even more risky and damaging, the National Hurricane Center warned. Rain and wind will linger into the weekend and we could even see showers carry into the start of the work week.

"This storm is a monster", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.

"Hurricane Florence will be a life-changing event for many people in the Carolinas".

Hurricane Florence poses another danger to coastal residents as it steams toward the Mid-Atlantic region - that the tempest could stall just offshore, according to weather experts charting the storm's path.That could dump several feet of rain on resorts like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, before turning inland rivers and streams into raging torrents.

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Florence is now been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, is expected to make landfall in the US, Thursday as an "extremely dangerous" hurricane according to the National Hurricane Center.

The monster storm showed signs of slowing down as it inched closer to the US, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Since Tuesday, forecasts have shifted the storm track towards the south and southwest after it reaches the coast, which could increase the storm's severity in coastal SC through Myrtle Beach and Charleston and even into parts of Georgia.

Smithfield Foods Inc said it would shut down the world's largest hog-slaughtering facility in Tar Heel, North Carolina, on Thursday and Friday due to the hurricane.

North Carolina farms are moving livestock to safety. Sharp added that some areas could see flooding where he hasn't flooded before.

"We are uniquely positioned to establish a quick ad-hoc supply chain to support relief efforts", said Bettina Stix, an Amazon veteran credited with developing DRbA. All of those, however, made landfall south of where Florence is predicted to hit, and Florence's wind speeds are predicted to be higher than those four storms.

More than 20 inches (51 cm) of rainfall are possible across eastern North Carolina, said Don Keeney, senior agricultural meteorologist for weather forecaster Radiant Solutions.

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