WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of U.S. He also noted much broader access to the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, and a documented decline in the number of people misusing prescription opioids as doctors take greater care in prescribing. Forecasters at the University of Michigan predict that 2.4 million people will lose power from Hurricane Florence and some outages could be prolonged. The Virginia Department of Corrections has evacuated inmates from a coastal prison as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Isaac is located 775 miles (1,250 kilometers) east of the Lesser Antilles with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 kph). The Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph (215 kph) winds was barreling toward the coasts of North and South Carolina and has been forecast to hit land as an extremely large, powerful and dangerous storm. Kentucky and West Virginia are offering discounted rates on lodging at their state parks for people seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence. Governors in South Carolina and Virginia have also issued mandatory evacuation orders ahead of the storm. National Weather Service guidance says the currently projected scenario from Florence “could result in catastrophic flooding rainfall” across the mountains of western North Carolina, western Virginia, and eastern West Virginia late this week.
Warthen didn’t know specifically where Smith had been stationed, but the Army says guardsmen typically help when traffic patterns are altered for evacuations. Officials are advising South Carolina residents to get their well water tested for bacteria after Hurricane Florence hits. The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service said in a news release Tuesday that if the wells are submerged in water even temporarily, the water won’t be usable to drink, cook or brush teeth with until it is tested and found suitable. She says what she most fears are the tornadoes that often develop along with hurricanes. His campaign says it’s canceling a Thursday event in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he had been scheduled to stump for the Republican senate candidate, state attorney general Josh Hawley. The Miami-based center says the storm’s center was located about 410 miles (660 kilometers) south of Bermuda and about 975 miles (1570 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. She says she will help broadcast emergency messages during the storm. The Louisiana fire marshal’s office is sending a water-rescue team and an urban search-and-rescue team to South Carolina, along with other emergency workers.
Trump was being briefed by the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the Oval Office on Tuesday. Others should head to the remote safe haven area designated by their parent chain of command. Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday that he had issued a first-of-its-kind state evacuation to help prompt residents of the barrier islands, including the Outer Banks, to leave. He added that the investigation, including into possible motives for the attack, were ongoing and that there have been no arrests. Some Virginians who have been ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence may have to wait a few days before they can get into a free shelter. Brigadier General Julian D. Alford said in a message Tuesday that those who remain on the bases will have food, water and protection from the storm. Environmental Control can test private drinking well water for bacterial contamination. Robert Barker moves a gas can to make way for storm supplies and extra groceries in New Bern, N.C., Tuesday, Sept.
11, 2018, in New Bern, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Workers cover the windows of the historic Charleston County Courthouse in Charleston, S.C., in preparation for the advancing Hurricane Florence Tuesday, Sept. The strain afflicting the children is usually associated with acute respiratory illness, according to the CDC, which on its website instructs health workers to report unusual clusters to state or local health departments. Southwest Airlines’ website showed that it had canceled at least a half-dozen flights to and from Charleston on Tuesday. Marines currently in training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island had begun departing the installation on Tuesday for another base in Albany, Georgia. A news release from the Ferry Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday that service from Ocracoke Island will end with a 9:30 a.m. Other counties after noting that the powerful hurricane’s projected path has shifted to the north. There are two big fuel pipelines in the path of Hurricane Florence, but analysts think the storm is unlikely to disrupt the flow of gasoline or other products. Two other storms are spinning in the Atlantic as the 2018 hurricane season peaks: Tropical Storm Isaac is approaching the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene is no threat to land over waters.