As of 11 p.m. EST, the storm was centered 280 miles east southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and was moving northwest at 17 mph.
Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday, and the National Hurricane Center fears the storm "will slow considerably or stall, leading to a prolonged and exceptionally heavy and unsafe rainfall event Friday-Sunday".
"Florence is expected to weaken as it moves away from North Carolina regardless of whether it goes within or down the coast - whatever the track ends up being".
The shift south and west will encompass more of SC and western North Carolina. Some of these reactors - including Duke Energy's Brunswick and Harris nuclear plants in North Carolina and Dominion Energy's Surry plant in Virginia - may be directly in the hurricane's path, Reuters reported.
"So right now, we're thinking it's going to be tropical-storm-force conditions for the Beaufort area, but I would not rule out the potential for hurricane force winds or hurricane force conditions for Beaufort County". Coastal North Carolina may receive up to 40 inches (100 centimeters) of rain, the National Hurricane Center said.
People in areas vulnerable to a risky hurricane have left or are fleeing ahead of the storm's expected Friday or Saturday landfall.
Forecasters have adjusted Hurricane Florence's projected path, saying that after it makes landfall, it is likely to take a more southerly route than expected.
Areas along the coast from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout, NC, including the Neuse, Pamlico, Pungo and Bay rivers may experience storm surges from 9 to 13 feet.
The storm, which fell from category four to category three on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, is expected to strengthen despite it weakening on Wednesday.
"Rather than a very narrow and intense band of winds, the winds are slightly weaker - but [they] cover a much larger area", NHC senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart said on Wednesday. The entire coastlines of North and SC, in addition to some parts of southeastern Virginia, are under a mandatory evacuation plan.
"Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you".
Deal cited the storm's "forecasted southward track" in a statement declaring a state of emergency. Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency invoked a former boxing champion to warn residents that it would bring "a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast".
Moreover, high tides around noon and midnight these next few days will make the storm surges even worse, Samson said.
Atlantic Beach, located on the state's Outer Banks barrier islands, had received 76cm of rain, the US Geological Survey said. The storm originally made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday morning as a category one hurricane.
Mack was holding out over a contract dispute, which many can argue he rightfully deserved, but the Raiders brass disagreed. Gruden had said leading up to Monday night's game that Mack "didn't want" to be in Oakland anymore.
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Since there is no confirmation of either of the two, all we can do is wait for their official word and a grand wedding. I think they love him more than me!" "I think having it in the woods would be so handsome ", she said.
The president's son posted his own version of the ad on Instagram Wednesday with the comment, "There, fixed it for you". I think that's one great thing God gave us, is the freedom of choice. "And they said that they had a surprise for me".
Mr Trump's tweets came as Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolina coast and is expected to cause risky flooding and tornadoes. The death records were provided by the Puerto Rico Vital Statistics Records division of the Puerto Rico Department of Health.
In all, the weather service says the greatest amounts of rain from Florence are likely in the southwestern portions of the region. Union Point Park is flooded with rising water from the Neuse and Trent Rivers in New Bern, North Carolina on September 13, 2018.
Victory also means that 50 of the last 55 majors have been win by the "Big Four" of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray. The Serb now only trails his two greatest rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have 20 and 17 respectively.
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It was really kind of odd because I don't normally look at leaderboards, but I looked all day and I felt so solid", Bradley said . He will have an unexpected week off before joining the American team for the September 28-30 Ryder Cup in Paris.
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Ireland is expected to endure the worst of the storm, while Wales and the Cornish peninsula will bear its brunt in England. However, it's not too late to prepare for Hurricane Florence - or any other storm that may move through Coweta County.
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Torrential rains brought about significant flooding in some areas, with the rains expected to continue over Oahu through Thursday. Hurricane Florence is expected to pack a potentially life-threatening punch as it continues its path toward the U.S. east coast.
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