Hurricane Florence: WPAFB to harbor aircraft in path of storm

At least three C-17 aircraft are scheduled to arrive at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence’s anticipated landfall later this week.

Base spokesman Daryl Mayer said Wright-Patt will house the aircraft, which will be flying in from Charleston, South Carolina.

Florence continues to barrel through the Atlantic as areas on the East Coast prepare for a major hurricane to make landfall.

All eyes are on the coast from South Carolina through Virginia where it’s possible for Florence to make landfall this week.

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Main impacts from Hurricane Florence are likely to be life-threatening storm surge, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. Flooding from rain as Florence moves slowly onto land and weakens is also a threat for inland parts of these states.

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Florence is expected to reach the coast sometime Thursday, possibly as a major hurricane, but the strong winds will arrive sooner.

States like South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia are preparing for impacts later this week. Even further into the mid-Atlantic some effects could be felt from heavy rain and wind. Stay tuned in to the forecast with tropical alerts that can be turned on with the WHIO Weather App.

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