Hurricane Florence Threatens East Coast

Just days after Tropical Storm Gordon slammed the Southern coast and caused flooding in Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi, state governments are taking steps to warn residents about the intensity of a new storm.

Grocery stores and supply shops are selling out of food, water and plywood as the East coast prepares for the now category-four hurricane Florence. South Carolina’s governor has ordered a mandatory evacuation of the state’s coastline. The National Guard has been deployed.

Forecasters predict North and South Carolina will be hit the hardest, and say Florence will be the most intense storm to affect the area in nearly thirty years.

Florence is expected to bring 15-foot swells onto the beach, and an estimated 20 inches of rain late Thursday or early Friday. Currently, winds in the storm have been recorded at 115 miles per hour.

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