A veer to the north-northwest would follow a path like the one Hurricane Hugo took in 1989. Some Caribbean Islands are on high alert as it heads their way.
Wall Street was set to open little changed on Thursday as investors kept an eye on Hurricane Irma, which is on track to hit Florida by the weekend. “In the past, we were fortunate to be supported by out-of-state crews following major storms, and with fair weather here in MI, this is an opportunity for us to return the favor to our fellow line workers”.
“Hurricane Andrew in 1992 brought much attention to how we prepare for these massive storms, both as individuals and as communities”.
“Any land within 185 miles of the Irma’s center could see damage and any place within 50 to 60 miles of the center could experience catastrophic damage”, Kottlowski said.
Residents will then be ordered to evacuate, but many gas stations across southern Florida are experiencing shortages. But after forecasters shifted Irma’s potential impacts westward, he had trouble answering the same question Friday. He noted the size of the powerful Category 5 storm, and told residents not to become complacent.
Gov. Henry McMaster has declared a state of emergency Wednesday as Hurricane Irma lurches on a possible path through SC. Most computer models show it hitting the western part of the state late Monday and into Tuesday. He planned an evening news conference.
Long period swells from Irma are expected to lead to hazardous surf and strong rip currents beginning on Thursday, which will affect the eastern North Carolina beaches through early next week.
“We are not in the clear and we can’t let our guard down”, Gov. Roy Cooper said.
Ed Putnam wasn’t taking chances.
The last time GS evacuated campus due to a storm was in October 2016 for Hurricane Matthew.
Expect to wait in line for gasoline in South Florida – if you can find a station that still has gas. “I think (hurricanes) are factors in how markets are pricing recently, but fundamentals are driving decisions”. Southeast Georgia could get 10 to 12 inches or rain. “Active tracking begins the moment any tropical storm is named”, Schneider said.
Impacts such as heavy rainfall, flooding, destructive winds and devastating storm surge along the coast will be possible.
Many Florida evacuees using Interstate 75 are streaming into Lowndes County at the Georgia-Florida line.
Noel Marsden said he, his girlfriend, her son and their dog left Pembroke Pines north of Miami with plans to ride out Irma in Savannah, only to find the city was also shutting down because of Irma.
With winds that peaked at 185 miles per hour (300 kph), Irma was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic.