Florence affecting local weather


The National Weather Service is calling Hurricane Florence the storm of a lifetime. Florence is bringing winds, storm surge and close to two feet of rain.

Florence is forecast to smash into the Carolinas by Friday and then stall along the coast, bringing hurricane conditions for 24 hours or more.  

The view from space shows the massive size of the storm, which could affect more than five million Americans.

“Once the storm moves inland, [the] flooding threat is extreme. Fifteen to 25 inches of rain, up to 40 inches near the exact center of Florence,” said Steve Goldstein, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

With a slight decrease in the maximum winds, the national hurricane center now puts the storm at a category three, but says it is still forecasted to be extremely dangerous.

The Raystown Lake Spillway in Huntingdon opened their gates to let the water come out.

There is little chance for flooding for people who live South of the Spillway.

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February 07 2021 06:30 pm

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