"The Eye of the Behemoth" peep into the United States! The strongest hurricane in history has hit, and 10 million people are facing threats!

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"The Eye of the Behemoth" peep into the United States! The strongest hurricane in history has hit, and 10 million people are facing threats!

2018-09-14 00:25:41 233 ℃

According to the National Hurricane Center, as of 8 pm EST on September 12, the fourth-grade hurricane "Florence" is located 1456 km east of Cape Fear, North Carolina, with a maximum wind speed of 209 km. /hour.

NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) multiple meteorological satellites are closely watching the progress of "Florence" . German astronaut Gust of the International Space Station photographed a sly-eyed monk 400 km above "Florence" and tweeted that "even if it is horrible from space." He also reminded "America, beware! Prepare for the East Coast, nightmare is coming!"

National Weather Channel ( Weather Channel reported that Hurricane "Florence" is likely to be the strongest hurricane ever to land north of Florida.

NOAA's history shows that since 1851, in 27 hurricanes in grades 4 and 5 that landed in the United States Only four hurricanes landed on the east coast of the United States north of Florida, and three of them barely reached level four. Hurricane "Hugo" is the strongest hurricane that has historically affected North Carolina. In 1989, Hugo landed north of Charleston, South Carolina, with a wind speed of 209 km/h.

This Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center issued an early warning that the wind power of "Florence" is likely to increase to 5, with a wind speed of 253 km / h!

Generally speaking, the minimum sea surface temperature for generating and maintaining a hurricane is 26 °C, and the evaporation of water vapor in a warm ocean can be The hurricane provides more “food”. In September of last year, the average temperature of the sea in the North Carolina coast was usually 26 to 27 ° C, but this year it was uncharacteristically, reaching 29 ° C. "Florence" will pass through this water on Wednesday or Thursday, and its power will be greatly enhanced!

The National Hurricane Center warned that "Florence" is expected to land at the junction of South Carolina and North Carolina this Saturday morning. , bringing catastrophic storms, floods and storm surges to coastal areas. Rainfall is expected to exceed 100 centimeters and the storm surge is close to 4 meters. The largest city in North Carolina, Charlotte and the capital, Raleigh will be affected.

Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, and Washington, DC have declared a state of emergency It is estimated that 10 million people will be affected. At a press conference on Wednesday, North Carolina Governor Cooper warned local residents that “the disaster is close at hand”. As of Tuesday morning, a total of approximately 1.5 million residents received emergency evacuation orders. The US National Weather Service also issued a tweet warning that "Florence is extremely dangerous, please strictly follow the evacuation instructions!"

Expected "Florence" will gradually weaken after landing, but the stagnant hurricane is even more dangerous. The economic loss caused by Hurricane Harvey, which ravaged the Gulf Coast last year, was as high as $160 billion.