Hurricane Florence latest as of 9am ET Wednesday 9/12/2018

FEMA: Florence will be “a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast.”

Hurricane Florence - updated Wednesday 2018-09-12 9am ETJeff Byard, FEMA’s associate administrator for its response and recovery office, warned of the danger of Hurricane Florence as the storm surges toward the Carolinas.

“This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast,” he said.

Byard pleaded with residents to evacuate not only for their safety, but also for the safety of first responders.

Steve Goldstein with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that with Florence’s slow movement, parts of coastal North and South Carolina could experience hurricane-force winds and hurricane conditions for 24 hours or more.

Once the storm moves inland, the threat of inland flooding increases, with 15 to 25 inches of rain forecast, and up to 40 inches near the exact center of Florence, Goldstein said.

Jeff Byard: “Today is the last good day to evacuate.”

As the east coast braces for Hurricane Florence, our thoughts and prayers are with the families faced with this storm. CAPS is all too familiar with the impacts of severe storms such as Hurricane Harvey that devastated our city, Houston, barely over a year ago.

We at Custom Air Products & Services, Inc. (CAPS) want everyone in the path of this storm to know that we are here to help! CAPS will have boots on the ground in the States of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Stay tuned. We’ll be publishing updates as more information comes in.

 

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