A powerful hurricane Florence landed in the United States, killing 5 people.

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 A powerful hurricane Florence landed in the United States, killing 5 people.


Although Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a tropical storm, due to its huge size, the U. S. Meteorological Department predicted that the Florence will continue to bring the United States East Coast storms lasting several days. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to warn the public that the storm surge warning from the hurricane has not changed since then and that a high level of vigilance is still needed. Earlier, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and other States declared a state of emergency, more than a million residents have been forced to evacuate.

Hurricane triggered floods, millions of residents were forced to evacuate

According to the latest information released by the U.S. Hurricane Center, at noon on the 14th, Florence maximum sustained wind speed dropped to 120 kilometers per hour, and moving westward at 10 kilometers per hour, while parts of North Carolina and South Carolina may usher in up to 1 meter of precipitation. Meteorologists predict that Florence will bring the equivalent of precipitation over the past eight months in two or three days.

High winds and heavy rains occurred in North Carolina on the 13th as the hurricane approached the eastern coast of the United States. Vision China

Officials in North Carolina have previously said that Florence could cause the region to suffer the worst flooding in a thousand years. More than 1 million residents were ordered to evacuate before the hurricane came. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper repeatedly stressed the power of the hurricane and urged people to stay safe and avoid going out.

The local government should keep people vigilant.

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.

The Federal Emergency Response Agency reminded the public to be prepared, because Florences damage to infrastructure may take a long time to repair. In addition, people affected by severe storm surges may be homeless for some time. At present, the local government is doing its utmost to prepare for the disaster, so that after the hurricane as soon as possible to bring people back to normal life.

Delta chart / visual China

Strong winds and big waves have begun to hit North Carolina.

Flood waters overrun the wharf and residents houses are in danger.

In Swansborough, North Carolina, floodwaters flooded the docks and roads and flooded the homes of local residents. Houses looked precarious and could be flooded at any time.

In New Bern, floods also swept through the streets, knocking down traffic signs, and many houses were completely submerged. People who had not evacuated had to drive through the streets in waves.

People ventured through the water, but they had to work very hard and even walked too hard. Many private cars are also anchored in the middle.

A large number of people evacuated to temporary shelters.

As Hurricane Florence moved toward the east coast of the United States, the government kept calling for timely evacuation of coastal residents. More and more people choose to move to temporary shelters of government organizations. Simple beds will be distributed to the public in the shelters, giving priority to the frail elderly and children, while some young people will simply pave the ground.

Somerville resident Wayne Murray: I wasnt full when I arrived. They gave me the first bed they gave me because they saw my Walker and thought I needed a bunk. I was really worried that if I fell to the ground, I would never stand up again.

People in financial difficulties refuse to evacuate

But for some people, withdrawal is a difficult choice. Some residents are reluctant to give up their homes which have been operated for a lifetime, while others are forced to stay in the face of the hurricane because of financial difficulties and unable to pay the necessary tolls.

Mercedes ONeill, a resident of North Mertel Beach: We have to stay because we dont have the money to go. We must stay here to protect our homes and protect our animals.

Immersive weather channel simulating floods

The U.S. Meteorological Department had predicted that the hurricane would bring deadly rainstorms, and that the flood could reach 2 to 11 feet, or about 0.6 to 3.6 meters. Using the virtual technology, the US weather channel simulates the different situations that residents may face under different water levels.

The US Weather Channel hosts:

If the water reaches a height of 3 feet (about 0.9 meters), the water will run down your legs and toward your waist, which will not only make you unable to stand, but may even submerge some parked vehicles, which is extremely dangerous. If the water reached six feet, the wind would blow everything up, the car would float on the water, and the water would not pass over my head, so I could no longer stand like this, nor could I withstand the force of the water. At the same time, chemicals and wires hidden in water are also very dangerous. Once the water reaches 9 feet (about 2.7 meters), the situation is extremely dangerous. The water will be poured directly into the house from the first floor. Once you find yourself in this situation, be sure to leave in time. If asked to leave, be sure to leave. The source of this article: CCTV news editor: Luo Jiazhen _NBJS6445

If the water reaches a height of 3 feet (about 0.9 meters), the water will run down your legs and toward your waist, which will not only make you unable to stand, but may even submerge some parked vehicles, which is extremely dangerous.

If the water reached six feet, the wind would blow everything up, the car would float on the water, and the water would not pass over my head, so I could no longer stand like this, nor could I withstand the force of the water. At the same time, chemicals and wires hidden in water are also very dangerous.

Once the water reaches 9 feet (about 2.7 meters), the situation is extremely dangerous. The water will be poured directly into the house from the first floor. Once you find yourself in this situation, be sure to leave in time. If asked to leave, be sure to leave.