On the forecast track, the centre of Florence will move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern SC in the hurricane warning area today. Additionally, the National Weather Service in Charleston said wind gusts of 74 miles per hour are possible in the area. "We're reinforcing environmental controls and stabilization measures at our worksites, and we will continue monitoring them closely throughout the week". Any deviations in it could still certainly affect the forecast.
There is now a hurricane warning in effect from the Santee River in SC to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Isaac could bring heavy rainfall to Martinique, Dominica and Guadeloupe.
John Kinney, chief claims officer at Hartford, said three-quarters of the small businesses hit by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 had to close their doors for at least a day, with the average duration being about seven days.
"A likely timeframe could be sometime late Thursday night and midday Friday and into the weekend".
On Wednesday, we got an inside look at the planes at Lakeland Linder Airport. "But even if you're in that west or south side of the storm you can see some rainfall".
The BBC reported: "The Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport, North Carolina, is just a few miles from where Florence is expected to make landfall".
A storm surge warning has been issued from South Santee River, SC, to Duck, NC, and the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. Of course, hurricanes need warm water to grow to keep healthy and strong.
That's because the weather systems that push and pull a storm disappear as Florence nears land around the border between North and SC.
"Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane?"
The storm's surge, the rise in sea water above normally dry land at the coast, could reach up to 13 feet at peak.
The hurricane is moving slower toward the northwest at about 20 kph.
Florence is expected to make landfall late Thursday or early Friday (Sept. 13 or 14), likely as a Category 3 hurricane, meaning it will have winds blowing at a minimum of 111 miles per hour (178 km/h), Samson said.
Lauren Hancock, a resident of Wrightsville Beach in the state's evacuation zone, said: "I'm looking across the street at a gas station, and it's a madhouse". He rescinded the order for Beaufort and Jasper counties Tuesday morning, but officials have not ruled out the possibility of another evacuation order. Irma, which hit Florida at about this same time a year ago, sent power demand in the Southeast down by around 2.5 Bcf/d from peak to trough (mostly in Florida), and total demand destruction in the power sector from Irma was about 10 Bcf over a seven-day period.