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Hurricane Florence: updates and general information

September 14, 2018

The hurricane has made landfall on the East Coast of the United States. Over 100,000 houses have no power, and thousands of people are sheltered

Hurricane Florence has made landfall on the East Coast of the United States. Over 100,000 houses have no power, and thousands of people are sheltered.
downgraded to category 1, due to the weakening of winds (from 225 kmph down to 150), the hurricane is far from over: the NHC – National Hurricane Center has forecasted in North and South Carolina “catastrophic floods".

DEFINITION. Hurricanes, terms with which depressions of Atlantic and Mexican Gulf depressions are defined, are huge systems of storms that form above warm ocean waters and mover towards the land.
Hurricane potential threats include powerful winds, heavy rains, seastorms, coastal and inland floods, tornadoes and landslides that are classified according to the “Saffir-Simpson” scale, based on the wind speed.
 

TD tropical depression – windspeed up to 60 km/h
TS tropical storm - windspeed between 61-118 km/h
HR1 Hurricane category 1 - windspeed between 119-153 km/h
HR2 Hurricane category 2 - windspeed between 154-177 km/h
HR3 Hurricane category 3- windspeed between 178-208 km/h
HR4 Hurricane category 4- windspeed between 209-251 km/h
HR5 Hurricane category 5 - windspeed above 252 km/h

The National Hurricane Center of the United States has alerted the states that will be hit by the hurricane in order to activate their emergency plans to safeguard the population, especially those living on the coast.

The situation is constantly evolving and, for this reason, the Civil Protection Department would like to inform the Italian fellow citizens that are currently in the US territory, offering useful links on the rules of conduct in case of emergency and where to obtain information e to know about emergency notices.

Below the link to the CNN that is filming live on Facebook the coastal areas of North Carolina: