Life-threatening storm surges of up to 13 feet (3.9 meters) were also forecast in some areas along with the possibility of tornadoes in North Carolina.
"Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE", he wrote.
The Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph is expected to produce 20 to 30 inches of rain in the coast North Carolina area, and 5 to 10 inches in western SC and northern North Carolina, per the National Weather Service. "We'll handle it. We're ready, we're able. If you are not under an evacuation order, finish your preparations today".
As Florence closed in for the worst strike on the area in decades, President Donald Trump and state and local officials urged residents in the path of the storm to evacuate before it is too late.
"Protection of life is the absolute highest priority", he added. President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.
'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind
He said all the calls for reservations were coming from either SC and North Carolina where the damage is supposed to be the worst. Benson has lived in North Carolina for more than a decade and now is headed away from the hurricane's destructive path.
With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid extremely heavy rain, sending vast amounts of manure from thousands of farms into rivers and contaminating groundwater.
Forecasters expected some strengthening in the next 36 hours, as Florence marched west-northwest at 20kmh. "It's going to happen".
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 tarps.
The message from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to residents was bleak. Residents of Beaufort, Colleton and Jasper counties were told they would not need to evacuate with residents on the rest of the coast. "But no matter how bad it's going to be, it will pass and our job will be to rebuild this community together, and that's what we're going to do".
"People are taking down awnings and U-Haul trucks have come in and take the entire contents of stores".
The wounded were cared for in the corridors, the more seriously ill were transported to the central hospital in Jalalabad . In addition to the strikes against the protesters, three schools in the area were also hit.
Then he watched them turn into the best team in the league during the season, and validate that status in the postseason. Students kept rooting for the Storm into the fourth quarter, where the game got close, but never close enough.
Michael Miller, executive chairman of News Corp Australasia, which publishes the Melbourne's Herald Sun , defended Knight. The cartoonist denied it was racist, saying he had meant to depict only the tennis player's "poor behaviour".
Robot and it appears he's found a way to do it with even more intensity in Homecoming , which stars Julia Roberts . See if you can make out any version of the story in the head trip trailer, because I can't.
Assad's forces began amassing in the areas of Idlib already under its control and on its southern and eastern flanks. Russia, Turkey and Iran have been working together as "guarantors" for a series of talks around ending Syria's war.
What was the standout moment for you? Some existing titles such as Splatoon 2 have received significant updates , too. I'm not actually excited for Switch Online at all so far, but I also don't play any video games online.
The last time it discontinued an iPhone model a year after announcing it was the iPhone 5, released in 2012 and canned in 2013. Perhaps the most shocking news to come out of the iPhone event was that Apple has chose to kill off the iPhone X .
There are some new tools to monitor how much time you spend looking at your phone and some tweaks to how notifications display. As expected , the iPhone XS is no cheaper than last year's iPhone X , but thankfully no more expensive either.
Amazon's anthology series The Romanoffs is like Kanye West's " All of the Lights :" everybody's on the guest list. The show revolves around people who believe they are descendants of the titular Russian royal family.
Computer models are in general agreement that Invest 95L will cross the Yucatan Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico towards Texas. The system is expected to bring the threat of flooding to already saturated grounds along the Texas coast.
Oil hits $80 as Iran fears mount
Oil traders were also watching the progress of category 4 Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall in the USA by Friday.
Facebook is using AI to identify offensive memes
Memes have become a great source to entertain people, convey a message or any other objective on the social media platform. It's still developing Rosetta , and Facebook acknowledges that it needs to support many more languages.
Final Fantasy 7 and More Coming to Nintendo Switch
And so is World of Final Fantasy , as a new version called World of Final Fantasy Maxima (also coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One). Final Fantasy 15: Pocket Edition is kicking off this string of Final Fantasy releases for the Switch, and it is available now.
US FCC pauses review of T-Mobile, Sprint merger
Moreover, the Applicants asserted that this is now the "engineering model on which they rely in support of this transaction". Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move.
Scientists in the Pacific Ocean discovered new sea creatures
Apart from snailfish, they also found various freakish creatures in the environment such as long-legged isopods or Munnopsids . The scientists believe the fish they saw are a new species of snailfish ( Liparidae ), with three color variations.
Unai Emery insists Mesut Ozil relationship remains strong
Arsenal star playmaker Mesut Ozil has been linked with a move away from the north London based club following a turbulent summer. And he made it clear he wants to see more from Ozil going forward. "He is working for the team to help us with his quality.
Much less on the line this time for Bengals, Ravens
In what started as an ugly, mistake-filled affair, the Bengals got great field position after Joe Flacco's poor interception. The Bengals also got off to a winning start on Sunday, and in doing so have released their new secret weapon in Joe Mixon .
Hurricane Florence: Four reasons to fear this storm
Cooper said 108 shelters are open across the state, with more than 7,000 people already staying at them, as of Thursday afternoon. The Charleston area will see winds near tropical storm strength of 40 miles per hour and somewhere between 3 to 6 inches of rain.