Meanwhile, hurricane Florence - the first major hurricane of the season - is heading toward the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, with forecasters warning it could be one of the most catastrophic storms to hit the region in decades.
This satellite image offers a sobering look at the category 4 storm as it barrels toward the Carolina coast, with Myrtle Beach and Wilmington expected to take a direct hit from the storm.
If it makes landfall as predicted, Florence could become the northernmost Category 4 hurricane to hit the USA since records were first kept in 1851. It was a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm but was expected to keep drawing energy from the warm water and intensify to near Category 5, which means winds of 157 miles per hour (253 kph) or higher.
White House officials released a statement Monday saying Trump had declared emergency in SC and ordered Federal assistance for the state in connection with Hurricane Florence.
Exactly where it will strike is still not clear but the further north that happens the more likely we are to get high wind, storm surge, and a lot of rain.
The worst place to be in a hurricane is the right-front quadrant, where onshore winds are strongest and the storm surge is maximized.
Mandatory evacuations have begun in three states, with more than 1.5 million ordered to leave their homes as Hurricane Florence, packing winds of 220km/h, is expected to grow even stronger before making landfall on Thursday. As much as 10 to 20 inches (250-500mm) of rain is forecast from the Carolinas into Virginia as the storm stalls inland.
NC State has worked in partnership with University leadership, West Virginia University officials, the Atlantic Coast Conference and emergency management personnel to arrive at a decision in the best interests of the safety and well-being of fans, student-athletes and all parties involved.
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Stewart added, "We're going to have a fairly stable, powerful hurricane with the potential for some additional slow strengthening over about the next 24 hours".
After Florence makes landfall, that ridge, now over Washington and NY, will move east - but be replaced by another one forming over the Great Lakes that will likely keep the storm stuck, McNoldy said.
Bloomberg reported September 11 that due to Hurricane Florence's threat to the hog-heavy Carolina region October hog futures jumped as much as 2.9 percent on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Monday. "We are totally prepared", Trump said at the White House.
Last year, there were 17 named storms.
Days before its arrival, Florence was already disrupting commercial operations. So does the prospect of replacing North Carolina with another team on the schedule.
Boeing Co suspended work on Tuesday at the SC plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners, and a Volvo automobile plant in South Carolina's evacuation zone was also closed, company officials said. Many gasoline stations were running low on fuel.
"The current forecast for both the impact and aftermath of the hurricane would require those officials to divert critical resources from what could be much more significant duties", UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement.
- Where the storm ultimately makes landfall is irrelevant.
"Where else can we go?"