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Evacuate Now: Hurricane Florence Barrels Towards the East Coast

Image From NOAA


President Trump Prepares for Response to Deadly Hurricane

On Tuesday, President Trump spoke before the White House “pool” after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Florence from FEMA Administrator, Brock Long, Homeland Security Secretary. Kirstjen Nielsen, and Senior Staff.

The President emphasized that this is a very large storm which is expected to make landfall either in North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia. Warnings were issued on Monday to all governors in States up and down the East Coast. Hurricane Florence, currently a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to increase in strength to Category 5 and will be larger than people in the area of impact have seen in decades.

The President stated his priorities:


  • Safety of American People is Highest Priority
  • We Are Sparing No Expense
  • We Are Totally Prepared


Evacuations began Tuesday morning, and millions have already started leaving the coastal areas expected to be hit the hardest.

The President also said that conditions are ripe for coastal flooding because of a storm which has been soaking the East Coast since last week, and, Hurricane Florence could bring an additional 22 inches of rain to already swollen rivers, streams, and tributaries causing major flooding and damage.

This is a catastrophic storm, and according to the National Hurricane Service, Florence is “expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall to portions of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic States.”

PREPARATION

Ready.gov recommends:

“Restock your emergency preparedness kit,” the site says. “Include food and water sufficient for at least three days, medications, a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.”

Make sure vehicles are ready to go. “Keep your car in good working condition, and keep the gas tank full; stock your vehicle with emergency supplies and a change of clothes.”  “Keep cell phones charged, go over evacuation routes and locations, and make sure you have a plant to connect with loved ones in the event of power outages.”

List of mandatory evacuation zones in addition to a list of shelters in South Carolina, North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Florence may be found here: scemd.org

Be Aware - If you are going to a shelter

“Evacuees should pack the following essential items in anticipation of a potentially prolonged evacuation period: required medications, adequate clothing, and essential personal items. Residents going to evacuation shelters should bring their own blankets, pillows, cots, and special food items if they are on restricted diets.

Individuals and families should plan to board pets with veterinarians, kennels, or other facilities in non-vulnerable areas. Pets are not allowed inside Red Cross evacuation shelters.”

New Right Network is continuing to monitor Hurricane Florence and will report any major developments.

Marie Rennacker / Journalist
Working as an Administrative Assistant in the Corporate world, Academia, Medical Field, and Marketing Research gave me the bulk of my writing experience. Raised by a WWII Naval Officer and Educator, my love of politics and military history goes back to my high school days when I formed "The Young Republicans' Club" in the county where I grew up. My love of Medicine is written into my DNA. My love of children and animals knows no bounds.
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  1. Great words of advice Marie, this storm looks catastrophic and shouldn't be overlooked.
    John

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