Hurricane Florence is now bearing down on the Southeast, specifically the Carolina's, and the slow-moving hurricane has everyone anxious with the amount of rain it could dump, with a potential to cause massive flooding-not to mention the damage from 80 mile-per-hour winds expected later today.
But with the game canceled, Colgate said it will provide those rooms and meals to those displaced by the storm. "If I can't get back in a week, after awhile they might turn on each other or trash the place".
The bulk of the three media briefings held by police chief Dan House surrounded how they were still anticipating the serious and catastrophic storm surge as well as hurricane force winds.
"I'm not leaving my child", Foster said.
A man rides his bike as the Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern, North Carolina, Sept. 13, 2018.
"It truly is really about the whole size of the storm", said National Hurricane Center head Ken Graham.
Winds bent trees toward the ground and raindrops flew sideways as Florence moved in for an extended stay, with enough of its killer winds swirling overseas to maintain its power.
Given that the forward speed of Florence will slow to a crawl today and tonight, coastal areas in the Carolinas will have to withstand these destructive winds for a very long period of time.
Thankfully, a large high pressure center will keep us safe from Florence over the weekend here in New England.
But North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned: "Don't relax, don't get complacent".
The center of Florence is expected to approach the coasts of the Carolinas today and move over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern SC tonight and Friday.
Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had just been briefed on the storm and "FEMA, First Responders and Law Enforcement are supplied and ready".
Dozens of North Carolina school districts were closed, as well as almost all schools in the University of North Carolina system. Residents are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew and communities with financial struggles are slow to rebuild after a major disaster. "Inland flooding kills a lot of people, unfortunately, and that's what we're about to see", he said.
"We immediately gave up our hotel rooms so that more rooms are now available to those coming inland", Colgate coach Dan Hunt said. They've also been praying, singing songs in their native language.
Pentagon officials said about 7,000 service members, including 4,000 National Guard personnel, were positioned for the storm and thousands more were prepared to deploy if needed. When Hurricane Floyd attacked North Carolina in 1999, it didn't stall; Floyd was a fast-moving storm. "Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks".
South Carolina's state capital Columbia is at only 89m (292ft).
Florence is one of four named storms in the Atlantic.
About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia, jamming westbound roads and highways for miles.