The Address | Benghazi – Libya
WASHINGTON D.C. – The US East Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence in the southeastern U.S. encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 225 km/h winds and drenching rain that could last for days.
While some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren’t taking any chances.
A steady stream of vehicles full of people and belongings flowed inland Tuesday, and a day later North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper was trying to convince everyone to flee.
“Disaster is at the doorstep and it’s coming in,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said at a Wednesday morning news conference in Raleigh, the state capital. “If you are on the coast, there is still time to get out safely. No possessions are worth your life.”