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Here’s where Hurricane Florence is due to make landfall, according to the latest prediction

Here’s where Hurricane Florence is due to make landfall, according to the latest prediction

Here’s where Hurricane Florence is due to make landfall, according to the latest prediction Kieran Corcoran Sep. 11, 2018, 11:30 AM 0 facebook linkedin twitter email print Google’s Crisis Map displays the predicted site of landfall of Hurricane Florence, accurate as of 5 a.m. on September 11, 2018. The line indicates the storm will hit…


Here’s where Hurricane Florence is due to make landfall, according to the latest prediction

Predicted Landfall Hurricane Florence 5 a.m. September 11 2018 Google’s Crisis Map displays the predicted site of landfall of Hurricane Florence, accurate as of 5 a.m. on September 11, 2018. The line indicates the storm will hit Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Google/Business Insider

  • Hurricane Florence is surging towards the US, and is due to make landfall Friday.
  • The latest update from the National Hurricane Center shows the storm striking land at Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.
  • The track is not certain, and is subject to change.
  • Read our full hurricane coverage here.

Hurricane Florence is surging towards the US, and could strengthen to Category 5 — the strongest class of storm — before it makes landfall.

The storm is due to hit somewhere around North Carolina, according to the latest information from the National Hurricane Center, which predicts landfall early on Friday.

Its latest prediction, published at 5 a.m. Tuesday, indicates that the eye of the storm is expected to hit the coast over Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.

Sneads Ferry North Carolina Google Street View A Google Street View image of an area close to Sneads Ferry, the area of the North Carolina Coast predicted to be hit by the storm. Google Street View

The track had shifted 18 miles southward from an earlier advisory, which suggested that the storm would make landfall at Swansboro, North Carolina.

The town, of around 2,500 people, is close to the city of Jacksonville.

National Hurricane Center predictions are not totally accurate, and the “track” of the storm, seen in the map below, could shift significantly.

The center only predicts a few fixed points where they believe the storm will be, and the rest of the track is created by drawing straight lines between them. The likely destination of the storm is usually expressed as a cone to reflect this uncertainty.

Hurricane Florence Track 5am advisory September 11 2018 A map showing the likely track of Hurricane Florence, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. update on Tuesday, September 11. The pink areas show areas covered by wind and storm surge warnings. National Hurricane Center

According to the WCTI local news channel, Sneads Ferry is under an official state of emergency, with residents being encouraged — but not obliged — to evacuate.

For more on Hurricane Florence:

Read Business Insider’s reporting on the evacuation operation as the storm approaches.

Read our overall report on the hurricane’s progress.

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