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Well the track -- every -- now shows it hitting north Carolina's coastline pretty hard.
By Saturday morning so that coast already feeling the effects of some of the outer bands of the storm right now.
And we are just getting -- the governor Beverly Perdue is will speak at 10:30 eastern.
So we'll keep an eye on that will bring you -- the news out of that also meanwhile here are some satellite pictures from NASA and p.s are incredible.
These are space shots that show the very defined key.
Of this storm that we're just -- -- that.
It's stunning shot I mean -- -- And joining me now is the director of the National Hurricane Center bill read bill welcome good to have you here.
What what do you you know I have -- -- for here what's your best -- at how bad this is going to be.
Okay well in the immediate future if you're in North Carolina on your coastline in North Carolina.
Specially the Cape Hatteras cape lookout outer banks.
That area there that's -- the landfall of the first landfall the center of -- hurricane.
Is expected to occur sometime tomorrow.
But you're gonna -- -- undergoing -- tropical storm conditions later today you're gonna have a pretty close to hold day.
A bit of bad weather in in hurricane conditions He evidence in eastern North Carolina.
But all up and down the eastern seaboard there's going to be an impact from this storm -- -- heavy rain.
High winds to bring down trees.
And and the flooding because of the heavy rains and flash flooding and on the -- coast obviously are are worry about storm surge so the the impacts may be -- what's in the volume -- -- -- large number of people and businesses that are impacted by this.
-- you may have seen this quote Max Mayfield the former had director of the hurricane center National Hurricane Center.
City and this is the nightmare scenario that He always worried about.
A hurricane that literally does.
All the way up the East Coast these obviously huge population centers -- the East Coast.
I do have the same reaction are you that are you as concerned.
Well I I have by I think they have Bob multiple nightmares for some reason -- bunker.
Other places that concern me he's the the -- on these as you've got plenty a lead time -- the areas that are subject to search your local officials are doing a good job of -- planning for next security evacuations so -- you heed those.
Why can't you think about preventing the damage from occurring if we if we reduce the loss of life and and don't have a lost a life.
You of this than it -- in a nightmare this is you the damage is gonna happen where they're.
Yeah it that that's the best point of all is that we now have guys reading about the 1938 hurricane that what took a similar path.
And took so many lives a story in Rhode Island about it.
A movie theater being swept.
A couple of miles out into the water just you know movie like scenarios.
But that's the biggest difference now is that we have you folks and we have the it has so much.
Better technology to warn us right.
It's the whole system I had a great at that was in downtown Providence from 38 hurricane.
Went to work.
No TV no radio no newspaper -- she got -- she had no clue.
If even if there had been a clue of the storm was gonna hit there she would have had no no way you found out about it we would have been talking like we do -- also.
The whole system is so different from back -- it's almost impossible of think back and figure out how could even do it.
You have -- thing you did did did that inspire you to go into this line of work.
Indirectly hurricane hazel was my first recollection of -- hurricane I was in Delaware at the time and and we we had a lot of wind at our house there and I remember that well and and we all -- the defective gene asked whether people we can get in the -- and we can't shake it.
Thank goodness actively on -- and we need a lot right now bill read thank you very much and they're gonna be with us throughout this entire.
Weekend of the storm so we thank you for all the great work you guys you John -- tease him about.
-- thank you.
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