Millions of people on the East Coast of the United States find themselves in the path of a monster Category 4 hurricane that threatens catastrophic coastal flooding and damage in the billions of USA dollars.
Early Wednesday afternoon in North Carolina, the storm was centered 700 kilometers (435 miles) off the coast, moving at 26 kph (16 mph) towards the United States coastline.
Tropical storm-force winds extended 195 miles (315 kilometers) from Florence's center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles (110 kilometers).
He said: "We are ready but this is going to be one of the biggest ones to ever hit our country". This storm is a slow-moving mammoth and will linger for days on the coast, heavily affecting not only North and SC but also Georgia and parts of Virginia before moving further inland, causing devastation to entire states throughout the weekend.
North and South Carolina's state governments said it is up to individually operated nursing homes outside of mandatory evacuation zones to decide whether to move their medically fragile patients.
'Octoberfest at @westbrookbrewingco tonight cheers to hoping hurricane Florence is kind to us here in Charleston, ' one user said.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency "in light of the storm's forecasted southward track after making landfall".
Whittington is aware of a potentially 13-foot storm surge that's predicted to hit Carolina Beach before, during and after Florence makes landfall, battering and inundating low-lying homes with water. The Gamecocks announced Wednesday afternoon that Saturday's scheduled game against Marshall in Williams-Brice Stadium has been canceled due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence.
Duke Energy Corp expected between 25 percent and 75 percent of its 4 million customers would lose power in the Carolinas. Usually storms come to the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic from the south - and those usually curve safely out to sea.
Incredible time-lapse footage filmed from a hurricane-hunting plane shows what's it's like to fly through the eye of Florence, the storm that's already forced more than 1 million people to evacuate. All seven of North Carolina's ferry routes were shut down. We want to make sure everybody knows that we are out. Shelters in the city were filling and some people were being bused inland to Raleigh, even though some residents there were told they might have to evacuate. "But no matter how bad it's going to be, it will pass and our job will be to rebuild this community together".
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Risky waves produced by a tropical cyclone's strong winds can pose a significant hazard to coastal residents and mariners. A Category 4 storm packs winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kph) or more and has the potential for catastrophic damage.
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Predicting hurricane tracks is a hard science, and the NHC said there are still uncertainties about the storm's track. The storm has 115 mph winds and is located 580 miles south-southeast of Bermuda and is moving west at 13 mph.
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Florence could bring a deadly coastal storm surge, and inland flooding as far north as Virginia, the NHC said. Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour .
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