Super hurricane swept across the east coast of the United States: refuges like canned sardines (source: ~)
Hurricane Florence, a Category 1 hurricane, landed early Thursday from the U.S. East Coast state of North Carolina and is expected to continue to bring deadly storm surges, strong winds and destructive floods. US media reported that Florence killed at least 5 people in North Carolina.
According to information released by the National Hurricane Center, Florence landfall after the maximum sustained wind speed of 150 kilometers per hour. Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm at the center of Eastern South Carolina on the evening of the 14th local time.
The monster came to the United States and entered a state of emergency.
According to U.S. media reports, the North Carolina port city of New Bern has been flooded, more than 100 people were rescued, and more than 150 people are waiting for rescue.
In addition, the power department revealed that as of the early morning of the 14th, North Carolina and South Carolina have more than 440,000 homes and businesses power off, is expected to affect millions of people, resume work or take weeks.
The Associated Press previously reported that in addition to bringing storms to North Carolina, Florence may also trigger environmental disasters.
* the pits of the local pig farms and the coal ash piling up of the thermal power stations may be immersed in floods. Its a very scary situation, said Jamie Cruze, director of the National Center for Environmental Hazards Research at the University of East Carolina. Theres going to be a lot of rubbish in the water.
In the Atlantic, Florence had twice been enhanced to Category 4, with maximum sustained winds exceeding 200 kilometers per hour, but was downgraded to Category 1 before landing in North Carolina.
The National Hurricane Center predicted that Florence would pass southeastern North Carolina and parts of Eastern South Carolina on the 14th and 15th, then northward to the central Appalachian Mountains.
In addition to North Carolina and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., are also in a hurricane emergency.
Shelters are like sardines in cans.
In Wilmington, a popular tourist town in North Carolina, the local news rolls 24 hours to broadcast the latest hurricane news and warn residents.
Mazena Kravist, a local resident, drove away with her husband and twin sons early in the morning on the 13 day. Clavitz said one of her children was autistic, inseparable from wireless networks and cell phones, and unable to withstand power outages, so the family was heading north to take shelter in Virginia.
Clavitz himself was a surgeon and had patients to take care of, so the family had to wait until the last day to evacuate. She told reporters that the familys plan was to take the opportunity to visit the famous colonial town of Williamsburg and take shelter as an educational journey for children.
Some residents said they were well prepared and did not need to leave. On the evening of the 12th, local time, reporters met Jennifer, a dog walker, and her daughter Jane on the beach. They were still enjoying the last sunshine before dark clouds accumulated.
Weve got plenty of water, food, and generators, Jennifer said. A few days ago there was a serious shortage of petrol, and I had to drive for five hours before putting on the oil, but now theres plenty of gas.
Josh Ledfort, like the Jennifer family, is not ready to evacuate. For insurance purposes, he stayed in a shelter built by the government in a local high school.
Ledford told reporters that he had arrived at the shelter before the government notified him of the evacuation and had even had time to nail boards to his house, which he had been living in for two days.
Ladd Ford said that the refuge was occupied by about 300 people, exceeding expectations and very crowded. We are like sardines in cans, and the conditions are too bad. Source: Xinhua news agency new media special responsibility editor: Yang Yi _NBJ10647
Ladd Ford said that the refuge was occupied by about 300 people, exceeding expectations and very crowded. We are like sardines in cans, and the conditions are too bad.