And when it comes to impacts like storm surge, size matters just as much as the winds, says Rick Luettich, a coastal physical oceanographer at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Institute of Marine Sciences.
ADCIRC predicts Florence's winds will cause 9 to 13 feet of storm surge in some areas along the North Carolina coast. And even though meteorologists sort storms into categories by the strength of their winds, it's actually the storm surge that's most risky, as AccuWeather reported.
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster did not mince words on Thursday, delivering a dire message mainly to those coastal residents who have chosen to remain in their homes despite repeated warnings to leave as Hurricane Florence creeps toward the coast.
As of Thursday morning, forecast models showed the storm bringing more rain than originally thought - officials now predict 35 inches of rain will fall in a two-day period as Florence, now a Category 2 storm with 110 miles per hour sustained winds, will stall over Wilmington after making landfall early Friday morning.
"This is a horrific nightmare storm from a meteorological perspective", University of Georgia meteorology professor Marshall Shepherd said. He added later, "Most of the fatalities in these tropical systems is water".
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As of 5pm EDT (10pm BST) Florence was only 100 miles east-southeast from Wilmington, North Carolina and 155 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For a Category 2 storm, that means sustained winds of 154-177 km/h (96-110 mph). It's now predicted to make landfall near Wilmington and then head west across SC. "A turn toward the west-northwest and west at an even slower forward speed is expected by tonight and continuing into Friday, and a slow west-southwestward motion is forecast Friday night and Saturday", the bulletin said.
Some people, such as Jennie, are refusing to heed evacuation warnings. Officials are urging others in its path to follow suit, or prepare for the worst.
In yet another reminder to those in the path of the storm, it's worth noting that Trump also said the response to last year's hurricane in Puerto Rico - which officially killed almost 3,000 people - had been "incredibly successful". "Life-threatening storm surge flooding, catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are still expected".
This oblique view of the cyclone shows its outer bands just within reach of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina - near where the storm's powerful eye could make landfall.
Maximum water heights caused by Hurricane Florence's storm surge as predicted by the ADCIRC computer model. Parts of North Carolina could get 40 inches (1 meter) of rain.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference, that a "historic storm" would unleash rains and floods that would inundate nearly the entire state.