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Hurricane -- now picking up speed as it comes closer to land the radar showing the mega storms in men's size and his potential.
To affect some fifty million people it is coming over us on most highly populated areas in the country.
And let's bring in McNabb who is the director of the national hurricane -- good to have you with us today.
I -- -- end we just reported and as you folks have been saying it is gaining strength at this point is it you know doing -- thing that you did not predict.
You know this time yesterday.
Generally speaking no mean we we've been forecasting a category one hurricane remain offshore and make this left hand turn which it has been doing overnight and this morning.
And it is now getting to an area where the -- the waters will be colder but it's gonna get this shot of energy this non tropical energy to keep its intensity up so.
Despite the fact -- were forecasting it to make this transition to a so post tropical system that's not gonna change the impacts.
Not gonna change the fact -- -- a large system and we're gonna have several life threatening hazards calls to land him on the storm surge that the coast.
And and a heavy rain and flooding and strong winds coleslaw and going well -- and on the main problem I see after landfall.
One of the problems anyway that's going to exacerbate the whole.
Issue is the slow down in the forward speed that we see after -- -- gonna linger in this area for another day after landfall before finally moves away so a several day event is about.
The whole -- hey you know we saw so many trees come down in Hurricane Irene.
In terms of the power of these winds you know can we expect the ones that we're strong and it does arrive in the last round may be tested this time.
But yet the impacts from this one could be very different in different places than -- when we got to throw out the experience.
At individual locations marine.
But just learn from the overall.
Experience that human impacts from wind.
And rainfall and flooding were very significant and that storm surge at the coast was an issue that's -- that it might happen.
To different people in different places a different magnitudes are very different track this time.
So that puts a greater storm surge hazard in place from Massachusetts.
South facing all the way down of the Delmarva.
So people are gonna see -- the conditions in the atmosphere and the water levels deteriorate during the day today.
And tonight senator comes ashore and that's just the first half of the storm.
Now we know we're going to be our watching this whole thing and so we McNabb thank you very much for checking in with us we appreciate it thank you.
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