Hurricane Florence Updates
For general dissemination, and to be posted at AmRRON.com and elsewhere.
Announcement: As of today, 18 September 2018, at 2359hrs Zulu, all
AmRRON HF radio nets in support of Operation Florence will end
operations and will return to training/readiness status at AmCON-5. NCS
schedulers have been notified, and any operators who were scheduled for
nets after 2359z are being notified of END OPS as well. All operators
who participated are requested to compile their notes in preparation for
the post-op hotwash (debrief) that will follow. In the next 24 hours
we will reach out directly to the participating operators to announce
the date, time, place, guidelines and format for the hotwash.
Thank you all who participated and for your professionalism and
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There is the potential for Florence to stall or significantly reduce its forward speed as it nears the coast, which could prolong the effects of damaging winds, storm surge flooding and beach erosion. A stall or slow forward speed would also greatly enhance inland flooding of streams and rivers. “There’s never been a storm like Florence. It was located farther north in the Atlantic than any other storm to ever hit the Carolinas, so what we’re forecasting is unprecedented.
Ferries bringing evacuees from Ocracoke Island to Swan Quarter on the mainland are expected to run as long as possible ahead of Hurricane Florence. Each trip from the island across the Pamlico Sound to the mainland takes nearly three hours.
An estimated 1 million South Carolina residents are expected to flee from coastal areas as Hurricane Florence approaches, Gov. Henry McMaster said Monday. McMaster has ordered mandatory evacuations at noon Tuesday in parts of almost every city and town in eight coastal counties. Traffic on all lanes of four major roads, including Interstate 26 between Charleston and Columbia, will be directed away from the coast through a process known as lane-reversal. "This is very dangerous hurricane," McMaster said during a news conference Monday afternoon.
HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) -- Mandatory evacuations are expected to being Monday for residents and visitors in the Outer Banks. Dare County officials said Monday a state of emergency was issued, along with the evacuation order. Evacuations for Hatteras Island -- including the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village -- will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday.