John Trout, Hurricane Florence, National Hurricane Center discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
In those areas can range from between three and six feet, depending upon where you are on the coast. This water will also push inland. Eric and Gary up through rivers and streams and the swampy areas. So we'll see smaller towns inundated we could even see some major highways like I ten affected not only from the flooding. But the wind event is going to cause no doubt some power lines down. Power outages. We've got debris on roadways from roofs ripped off of homes. We're talking about a very potentially catastrophic event here. What time do you? See it coming on shore right now right now, we're still looking at the early morning hours today around eight nine AM, and that's the actual landfall of the say I but until then from now until then anyone listening to me in that region. You've got to take. Precautions you've got to save your life and family and heed the warnings from what the officials have been mentioning for the past twenty four hours. Get out of the way. This thing is a potential killer meteorologist, John trout, and I guess we're expecting another update here in just a little over two hours from the National Hurricane Center. Yeah. We'll get another one. Then by then we'll know whether it should arrive as a cat three or cat for. But I don't want people to split hairs on that. When we categorize tornadoes. We're only talking about the wind speed we saw from hurricane Florence a couple of weeks ago. And we saw last year from hurricane Harvey that the category does not matter as much when we're talking about flooding because only the wind speeds are part of the categories one of the things I dislike about this saffir-simpson scale the real killer. Here is never the wind. It's always the flooding and people think they can get through the roadways. They can they can ride it out. But those floodwaters are very destructive very dangerous, and very unpredictable certainly meteorologist John trout will be following the story, of course, and and the storm in throughout the day, and then as its path continues inland, and by the way, what should we expect? Are we still on target to see a few inches? The rain for those areas in the Carolinas affected by Florence a little less than we talked about yesterday. I mentioned possibly a foot of rain that's been scaled back by a couple inches. But yes, those areas locally could see some. For the rainfall, total amounts into Georgia into the Carolinas and North Carolina. And again, don't forget the potential for tornadoes spawned from this system. All right drawn, John trout. Thank you for your time. We appreciate it. We'll get back to work. So he'll be following this information, of course, throughout the day. But as John mentioned, you need to heed the warnings and any other directors given by local officials and just keep in mind that the other going to be a number of things that keep first responders from getting to you. And so that's the point. And also at some point you could lose power may not be safe to drink water from the tap. And so there are a number of things that could become extremely problematic. And of course, the officials and all of us want you to be safe and to be able to survive this the things can be replaced, the people cannot, and it was just a fifty five minutes ago that the new advisory came out from the. National Hurricane service on hurricane or Senator excuse me on hurricane Michael the one AM central time advisory that it was up to a strength for hurricane a maximum sustained winds now a hundred and thirty miles an hour. So it is a strength for hurricane which is extremely dangerous and will be on modern records the the biggest hurricane ever to hit. If it stays at a four. I even believe is three of maybe the the the biggest ever to.