That's because the weather systems that push and pull a storm disappear as Florence nears land around the border between North and SC. I believe that was a Category 1 storm when it hit Charlotte.
The centre of Florence, a Category 2 hurricane, will approach the coasts of North and SC today, the NHC said, adding that it was expected to weaken after it moved inland.
He said: "We are ready but this is going to be one of the biggest ones to ever hit our country".
Officials in New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, have stockpiled enough food and water for 60,000 people for four days, along with more than 28,000 tarpaulins.
"While Florence has weakened below major hurricane intensity, the wind field of the hurricane continues to grow in size", the NHC added.
The photos in Gerst's post capture Florence mid-churn, winds up to 130 miles per hour whipping around the storm's eye.
Computer simulations - especially the often star-performing European model - push the storm further south, even into SC and Georgia.
President Trump and his administration are buckling in for Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 hurricane expected to slam into the Carolinas by Friday. Tropical storm-force winds are predicted to arrive by late Thursday morning or early afternoon.
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Myrtle Beach is within an area under a hurricane warning that ran from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Duck, North Carolina, at 2pm local time. The surge won't be as bad as it potentially could have been, however, and the winds won't be as strong.
At 8:00 pm (0000 GMT), the eye of the storm was 335 miles (540 kms) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph).
Evacuating institutionalized people ahead of a storm is always a challenge, but failing to do so can prove deadly. Officials are urging others in its path to follow suit, or prepare for the worst. During that time 70 to 110mph winds are expected.
Meanwhile, those choosing to ride out the storm in evacuation zones are being told first responders will not be available to help them once Florence makes landfall. It ranged 59 to 83 feet Wednesday morning.
A prolonged period of hurricane force blowing water from the Atlantic toward shore will create a life-threatening storm surge for much of the North Carolina coast that could last through several tide cycles.
The latest rainfall projections warn of 20-40 inches of rain from coastal North Carolina into northeastern SC - amounts that could bring "catastrophic flash flooding", the hurricane center said.
While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to fearless the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. The closer the center passes to us, the more rain & wind we'll see, the farther away the center tracks, the less rain & wind we'll see.
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A large rain cloud passes over a day before the arrival of hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. on September 12, 2018. TRT World's Nicole Johnston is on the coast in Wilmington, North Carolina , where people are preparing for the worst.
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