Dangerous storm to soon land on US coast
Addis Ababa, September 14, 2018 (FBC) – A dangerous storm is expected to land shortly in the US East Coast, where it has already brought flooding and destructive gales.
Hurricane Florence, packing winds of up to 90mph (150 km/h), is first due to hit North Carolina.
It lost power on its approach, but officials warn it could still kill “a lot of people” amid risks of “catastrophic” flooding.
Evacuation warnings are in place for more than a million people.
The governor of North Carolina said surviving the storm would be a test of “endurance, teamwork, common sense, and patience”.
“The first bands of the storm are upon us but we have days more to go,” Roy Cooper said.
National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear said North Carolina is likely to see eight months’ worth of rain in two to three days.
Thousands of miles away meanwhile a huge typhoon is moving towards the Philippines. More than five million people are in the path of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, officials say.