Video: Hurricane Florence Hits Outer Banks Home on Stilts With Storm Surge

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
September 13, 2018USshare

Storm surge triggered by Hurricane Florence could be seen slamming into a house on stilts in Nag’s Head, North Carolina, on Sept. 13.

An Instagram user captured the video, showing the ocean water hitting the stilts before rolling around beneath the home.

Nag’s Head is located in North Carolina’s Outer Banks region, which has been forecast to get slammed by Florence when it hits the state on the morning of Sept. 14.

More than 10 feet of storm surge is expected to hit some areas in North Carolina and South Carolina, triggered by Florence. Meanwhile, days of heavy rains will inundate the coast and inland, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The NHC said in its 2 p.m. ET update that Florence is now a Category 2 storm, but it noted that the storm is quite large in diameter. Meanwhile, the storm is forecast to move sluggishly over the Carolinas before turning northwest.

“However, intense rainbands are expected to develop over the Atlantic waters and keep moving along the coast and inland, likely producing strong wind gusts through Saturday (Sept. 15) night,” said the NHC in a discussion of the storm. “Aircraft and satellite wind data show that Florence remains a large hurricane. Life-threatening storm surge, heavy rainfall, and damaging wind will cover a large area regardless of exactly where the center of Florence moves.”

Storm surge and hurricane warnings were issued for most of the North and South Carolina coastline.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned: “Don’t relax, don’t get complacent. Stay on guard. This is a powerful storm that can kill. Today the threat becomes a reality,” according to The Associated Press.

“It truly is really about the whole size of this storm,” National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham told AP. “The larger and the slower the storm is, the greater the threat and the impact—and we have that.”

From The Epoch Times

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