They will augment a network of 231 streamgages in North Carolina and 112 streamgages in SC that provide critical information to the National Weather Service, FEMA and other USGS partners involved in issuing flood and evacuation warnings and in coordinating emergency responses to communities. "We don't want to risk one SC life". "We're liable to have a whole lot of flooding".
"If the hurricane miraculously, overnight, decides to go somewhere else, we can take corrective action", he said, saying it was easier to "stand down" state resources than have them "stand up" at a moment's notice.
More than a million people living along the coastlines of SC and Virginia have been ordered to evacuate their homes on Tuesday, as parts of America's mid-Atlantic coast brace for what could be the most powerful storm to ever hit the region.
Storms generally form over the equator, where the water temperature is especially high, then move north and west, pushed along by currents in the tropical Atlantic.
"Florence has continued to rapidly strengthen", it said.
In a statement the centre said: "Further strengthening is anticipated, and Florence is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday".
If you're looking to track the storm's path and stay updated as it approaches the coast, we've rounded up a few resources below.
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The hurricane is expected to reach the coast of North Carolina Thursday night into Friday morning.
"Probably worst case scenario is next weekend, maybe Saturday and Sunday, we get some remnants of it, but it's really hard to say", says Bill Simpson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in MA", who refers to what's coming our way as at best "a minimal impact".
Further to the east, forecasters are also watching hurricanes Isaac and Helene. "This is probably the only exercise I get this week".
The storm was moving toward the west-northwest at about 9 miles per hour and was about 625 miles (1,005 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda.
"There is still some uncertainty about the exact location (of landfall). but the confidence is still increasing that Eastern North Carolina will see some pretty significant impacts", Simms said.
Florence's track continues to show it will impact the southeastern US coast, impacting the Carolinas and Virginia. The storm could bring 2-4 inches of rain to those islands, risking flash floods.
In this September 28, 2017 photo, destroyed communities are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Behind Isaac, Hurricane Helene is gaining strength, with wind speeds of over 105 miles per hour (170 kilometres per hour) as of Monday afternoon.