Government officials have urged millions of North Carolina residents to “get out NOW before it’s too late” in lieu of hurricane Florence.
Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, and North and South Carolina have all declared states of emergency.
Residents in the surrounding areas have been warned that this storm could potentially be deadly. Rising waters are a major likelihood and risk.
The category 4 tropical cyclone is scheduled to make landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday morning.
As of Tuesday the storm had maximum sustained winds of 140 mph and was about 725 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.
Later this week, life-threatening storm surges — up to 13 feet — are anticipated along the coasts. Up to 35 inches of rain could fall through early next week over parts of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states.
Florence is expected to leave major damage on the US East coast. People in the path of this storm are encouraged to GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN!Free contest software by Rewards Fuel