Dealers are parking cars in service bays for refuge.
As the United States dealt with Florence, a strong typhoon tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, killing at least three people, wrecking homes and triggering landslides before heading toward Hong Kong and southern China. The losses won't be easily or quickly overcome.
Wilmington, North Carolina, just north of where the hurricane is expected to come ashore, was sunny around midday on Wednesday as the town appeared to be emptying.
The storm is moving toward the northwest at 17 miles per hour (28 kph), the NHC said.
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In August, Manafort's attorneys filed a motion requesting the trial be moved from Washington to Roanoke, Virginia. Continued Downing: "He wanted to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life".
He said five deaths were confirmed from the storm and "several others are under investigation", and urged people to heed evacuation orders.
Florence's intensity has diminished since roaring ashore along the USA mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a hurricane.
Storm surge, the massive mound of water that builds up and comes ashore during a hurricane, is often the deadliest and most destructive threat from the storms.
"These storms can be very disruptive to regional economies, and it takes time for them to recover", said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody's Analytics.
"Typically, we see a stimulus effect that creates jobs and raises incomes for South Carolinians", said Joseph Von Nessen, a research economist at the University of SC.
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Trade Representative Robert Lighthnizer before heading to Saskatchewan for a Liberal Party caucus meeting and could be returning to the U.S. capital later in the week.
Map shows the predicted path of hurricane Florence through Tues., Sept Sept. 18. Surges could reach 9' to 13' on the southeast North Carolina coast between Cape Fear and Cape Lookout, including the Pamlico and Albemarle sounds and their rivers, and 6' to 9' on the adjacent stretches of coast. The National Weather Center upgraded Subtropical Storm Joyce to Tropical Storm Joyce in its 11 p.m. Thursday update. But the damage to energy facilities is likely to be far milder than the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey, which a year ago battered Houston, the heart of the US energy industry. The port remains open to all commercial and recreational traffic.
Coastal residents are not the only people attempting to move out of harm's way of Hurricane Florence.
"Bad things can happen when you're talking about a storm this size", Trump said in a video released Wednesday. But rail cars with vehicles bound for Charleston and export markets overseas have been moved to secure areas until the storm passes.
The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland have all declared states of emergency ahead of Florence. The game, like many others this weekend, was canceled due to the impending impact of Hurricane Florence. "I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said. Tropical storm watches extend as far north as Norfolk, Virginia. However, while the hurricane hasn't strengthened in terms of peak winds, the inner-core and outer wind fields have continued to expand, resulting in an increase the cyclone's total energy, which will create a significant storm surge event.
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