Over 15 inches of rain expected in some counties
Hurricane Florence made landfall Thursday with strong storm surges, and winds reaching over 100 miles per hour. The storm weakened somewhat from a category 4 to 2. However, moving at a relatively slow pace, the storm is still expected to cause serious damage with some counties in North and South Carolina expecting to get over 15 inches of rain.
National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said of the storm, “The larger and the slower the storm is, the greater the threat and the impact — and we have that.” President Trump assured the citizens of the Carolinas that FEMA and first responders are ready and supplied for the coming hurricane. The storm is expected to linger over the Carolinas into the weekend and begin to drift north as it eventually weakens into a tropical storm.
- For President Trump to have wisdom as to how best to mobilize FEMA to bring about aid to the Carolinas and other affected areas.
- For Director Ken Graham to be given the stamina to lead in the midst of this stressful time.
- For those in the path of the storm to evacuate safely, and be protected from harm.