Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, is scheduled to make landfall in North and South Carolina sometime on Friday, September 14.
As a Category 4 hurricane, the storm is capable of creating “catastrophic” damage. The current forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts over 20 inches of rain where the storm makes landfall.
Some reports indicate that researchers fear the storm could become a Category 5 storm before making landfall. Category 5 is the strongest class of storms.
Current projections have the eye of the storm hitting the coast over Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.
At this time, State of Emergencies have been declared in South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia. Additionally, evacuations have been ordered in Dare and Brunswick counties in North Carolina, the Hatteras Island, and the Ocracoke Island.
Further strengthening is expected, as Florence moves toward North and South Carolina, where it could unleash its fury as the most powerful storm to hit the region in three decades. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Florence to hit the shore late Thursday night or early Friday morning.
Swells up to 15 feet could batter the coast, Myers said, and the storm system is likely to stall when it crosses land, dumping up to 20 inches of rain on some inland locations.
Florence was about 575 miles southeast of Bermuda as of noon ET Monday, or about 1,230 miles from Cape Fear, North Carolina. The storm was moving west at 13 mph, the hurricane center said.
The center of the hurricane was forecast to move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the US coast on Thursday as a Category 3 storm or higher, according to the hurricane center.
When Is Hurricane Florence Going To Make Landfall?: Thursday, September 13 – Friday, September 14
At this time, Hurricane Florence — a category 4 hurricane — is set to make landfall on Friday, September 14, on the coast of the North and South Carolina. Initial reports indicated it could make landfall on Thursday, September 13.
Where Is Hurricane Florence Going To Make Landfall? Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
The most recent projections, which were published at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, predict that the eye of the storm will be making landfall over Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.
Sneads Ferry has an approximate population of 10,000 people.