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Hurricane Florence set for ‘direct hit’ on U.S. east coast

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By ITN News Editor September 12, 2018 14:02

Hurricane Florence set for ‘direct hit’ on U.S. east coast

More than 1 million people were ordered to evacuate their homes along the U.S. southeast coast as Hurricane Florence, the most powerful storm to threaten the Carolinas in nearly three decades, barreled closer.Florence, a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 miles per hour (210 kph), was expected to make landfall on Friday (September 14), most likely in North Carolina near the South Carolina border, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed declarations of emergency for both North Carolina and South Carolina, freeing up federal money and resources for storm response.The slow-moving storm was about 905 miles (1,455 km) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), according to the NHC, which warned the storm was expected to strengthen with life-threatening storm surge possible along the coasts of North and South Carolina.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 12, 2018 14:02
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