The morning of September 14 the storm “Florence” hit the coast of North Carolina. Fortunately for residents of this state, the wind eased slightly. The rate fell from 190 kilometres per hour to 144 kilometers per hour. However, the height of waves reached three meters.
In Jacksonville rescuers came to the aid of people who are trapped in the hotel. The building had not managed to leave at least 70 people, including children. Rescuers worked smoothly and quickly. They managed to get everyone out from the building and taken to the shelter.
The wind bent the trees to the ground, tore down signs, and smashed not boarded-up plywood Windows. Approximately 300 thousand inhabitants of North Carolina were left without electricity.
The streets of the cities located in the coastal area, submerged in the ocean water. Authorities urged people who did not evacuate, sit on the second floor of buildings, and in any case not to go on first. “Wait for rescuers!” — these ads sound every 20-30 minutes on the radio and in television.
Some meteorologists predict that in North Carolina “Florence” will drop just an incredible amount of rain. We are talking about at least 10 trillion gallons of water!
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that the authorities of three States — North and South Carolina and Virginia — had intended to evacuate due to hurricane “Florence” 1.7 million people.
Trayan Markevich has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Quebec Times, Trayan Markevich worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.