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Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

WILMINGTON, NC – Hurricane Florence, growing in size and intensity, crept closer to the US East Coast on Wednesday as disaster mobilizations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the threat of fierce winds, deadly high seas and ...

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Baltimore Sun

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 2 storm as it nears landfall but ...

Hurricane Florence has decreased in speed and is now a Category 2 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center announced shortly before midnight Wednesday. Though Florence has weakened slightly, it's still a very dangerous storm, and a life-threatening ...

- Baltimore Sun

New York Times

Hurricane Florence Presents Test for FEMA and Trump After Last Year's Harsh ...

WASHINGTON — A year after presiding over a sluggish and chaotic response to a devastating storm in Puerto Rico, the Trump administration girded on Wednesday for a test of its ability to do better as Hurricane Florence continued to bear down on the ...

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PEOPLE.com

'Catastrophic' Hurricane Florence Approaching East Coast: What Do Storm ...

Hurricane Florence is heading toward the Carolinas ready to bombard the coast with high winds, storm surges, rain and potential flooding. As of Wednesday morning, the storm was moving northeast with sustained winds of 130 mph and was projected to hit ...

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Forbes

The Meteorological Strangeness Of Hurricane Florence

As an expert within the field of meteorology, I have been fielding calls from media much of the day about Hurricane Florence. A recurring theme of my response has been how strange the storm is from a meteorological perspective. I have 3 degrees in ...

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Vox

Hurricane Florence will slow down. That's a bad thing.

Earlier in the week, forecasters were warning that Hurricane Florence had the potential to hit North Carolina as a Category 4 storm, with 140 mph winds. Now it's looking like Florence will, in terms of wind speed, be a more modest storm, with 100 to ...

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USA TODAY

Hurricane Florence path shift 'bizarre,' could bring 'catastrophic flooding ...

The weird saga of Hurricane Florence, which has already carved an unprecedented path across the Atlantic, is forecast to persist with a strange stall and trek along the Southeast coast. Instead of roaring ashore and quickly heading inland and weakening ...

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Washington Post

Hurricane Florence grows larger as it bears down on Carolinas with 'life ...

Decreasing modestly in strength but expanding in size, Category 3 Hurricane Florence is less than 48 hours from making landfall on the Southeast coast with catastrophic impacts, from damaging winds to flash flooding to widespread power outages.

- Washington Post

News24

'Monster' Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 225km/h winds and drenching rain that could last for days.

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CNN

Hurricane Florence's 'Mike Tyson punch' is shaping up to deliver disaster for ...

Carolina Beach, North Carolina (CNN) Hurricane Florence is forecast to crawl up to the North Carolina coast late this week and turn slowly left -- a development that would smash the Tar Heel State with life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds ...

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USA TODAY

Hurricane Florence lifts Home Depot, Generac shares, drags down insurers

Extreme weather events such as the approaching Category 4 Hurricane Florence are tracked just as closely by investors on Wall Street as they are by meteorologists at the Weather Channel. The reason: Business disruptions and storm damages temporarily ...

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Live Science

Will Hurricane Florence Strengthen into a Rare Category 5 Storm?

Hurricane Florence, currently a Category 4 storm, may strengthen to a Category 5 hurricane before weakening again on its approach toward the North or South Carolina coastlines. But regardless of the wind speeds when the hurricane makes landfall ...

- Live Science

WTVD-TV

Hurricane Florence remains Category 4, track pushes farther south

Because of the slow movement, there is the likelihood of historic rain accumulations in parts of North Carolina and Virginia with totals of 8 to 16 inches with an AccuWeather StormMax(TM) of 40 inches along and north of whatever path Florence takes.

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USA TODAY

Why hurricanes are doing more damage: It's not the storms. It's us.

But despite that exceptional cluster of storms, it's not that hurricanes are getting stronger or more frequent that's making them more expensive. It's that there's more in the way for the storms to destroy. As Hurricane Florence takes aim at the ...

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The Atlantic

Hurricane Florence: The 'Storm of a Lifetime'

A slow-moving hurricane is an especially dangerous hurricane. Once it makes landfall, Florence will not whisk inland, smearing a hurricane's worth of rain across the country. Instead, it will dump its moisture in just a handful of states. Parts of the ...

- The Atlantic

NPR

Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

Hurricane Florence is blasting toward the Carolinas, carrying sustained winds of up to 130 mph and the threat of "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall," the National Hurricane Center says. A hurricane warning – meaning hurricane conditions are ...

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News & Observer

Hurricane Florence path shifts toward South Carolina as storm looks to slow ...

This story was last updated at 9 a.m.. The path of Hurricane Florence is still set squarely on the Carolinas, but early Wednesday morning, the storm's path shifted south and west, encompassing more of South Carolina and western North Carolina.

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WTVD-TV

Hurricane Florence remains Category 4, track pushes further south

Because of the slow movement, there is the likelihood of historic rain accumulations in parts of North Carolina and Virginia with totals of 8 to 16 inches with an AccuWeather StormMax(TM) of 40 inches along and north of whatever path Florence takes.

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WTVD-TV

Hurricane Florence remains Category 4, track pushes further south

Because of the slow movement, there is the likelihood of historic rain accumulations in parts of North Carolina and Virginia with totals of 8 to 16 inches with an AccuWeather StormMax(TM) of 40 inches along and north of whatever path Florence takes.

- WTVD-TV

Eyewitness News

US beach town braces for powerful Hurricane Florence

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH - Wooden planks boarding up windows, sandbags lining the edge of the placid-for-now ocean: locals of one seaside resort in North Carolina are maintaining relative calm as they gird for Hurricane Florence, an attitude somewhat ...

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TimesLIVE

Washington DC under state of emergency for hurricane Florence

The US capital Washington declared a state of emergency Tuesday as hurricane Florence moved closer to the east coast, threatening torrential rain and flooding in the region. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the emergency was "effective immediately" and that ...

- TimesLIVE

WTVD-TV

Hurricane Florence continues to be dangerous Category 4 storm, coast under ...

Hurricane Florence continues to be a dangerous Category 4 storm as it heads toward the East Coast with an expected arrival on Friday morning. The latest: * Hurricane Watch issued for NC coast; Governor Roy Cooper is urging residents to follow ...

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Space.com

Hurricane Florence Isn't Alone: 4 Powerful Storms Seen from Space in 1 Day

As three powerful storms march one by one across the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S. East Coast and the Caribbean, a fourth is getting ready to roll over the Hawaiian Islands. Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES weather ...

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USA TODAY

Hurricane warnings issued as Florence takes aim on Carolinas

Florence is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 15 to 20 inches in some areas and possibly 30 inches in isolated locations along the storm's track, the hurricane center said. The storm was about 785 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear ...

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USA TODAY

What wireless providers like Verizon, AT&T are doing to prepare for Hurricane ...

As millions evacuate the mid-Atlantic coastal region ahead of Hurricane Florence, wireless providers are mounting an invasion of support crews and high-tech machinery to repair and restore connectivity in the storm's wake. The incursion includes a ...

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National Geographic

Why Hurricane Florence Is Such a Dangerous Storm

As Florence spins toward the Carolinas with 130 mile-per-hour winds, the northern Atlantic ocean is spinning two other named hurricanes—Isaac and Helene. In the Pacific, tropical storm Olivia is on track to hit Hawaii, dumping large amounts of rain on ...

- National Geographic

News24

One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

Carrying winds of up to 220 km/h as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Florence is expected to strengthen and possibly become a Category 5 storm on Tuesday. It is forecast to make landfall in the southeastern states of North or South Carolina on Thursday.

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CNN

Hurricane Florence forces more than 1 million people to flee

As of 5 a.m. ET Tuesday, Florence had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to pick up speed, strengthening to near Category 5 strength within the next 24 to 36 hours, the center said. It is ...

- CNN

TimesLIVE

WATCH | Televangelist commands 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence to ...

The US National Hurricane Centre is warning that Florence is expected to be an "extremely dangerous major hurricane." US authorities have ordered the evacuation of 1.5 million people ahead of the storm which is expected to make landfall on the East ...

- TimesLIVE

Eyewitness News

Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence heads toward Carolinas

HOLDEN BEACH, N.C. - Mass evacuations were ordered along the US Atlantic Coast as Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm and the most powerful to menace the region in nearly three decades, barrelled toward the region on Tuesday. WATCH: Views of ...

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Business Insider

A hurricane with 130 mph winds headed for the East Coast of the US has ...

A hurricane bringing 130 mph winds and the risk of devastating storms, rain, and floods to the US has strengthened to a Category 4 storm. Hurricane Florence strengthened to a Category 4 about midday Eastern Time on Monday, the National Hurricane ...

- Business Insider