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Hurricane Florence: ‘Disaster’ still feared as storm’s winds weaken

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By ITN News Editor September 13, 2018 12:13

Hurricane Florence: ‘Disaster’ still feared as storm’s winds weaken

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a category two storm as it approaches the US but officials still warn of a “disaster at the doorstep”.Florence’s winds may have dropped to 110mph but its slow-moving nature could mean it lingers for days, bringing catastrophic flooding.Some 10 million people are now under some form of storm watch.

Florence may now be heading further south, and Georgia is the latest state to declare an emergency.It joins North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.As of 23:00 Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, Florence was 280 miles south-east of Wilmington in North Carolina, the latest National Hurricane Centre advisory says.

President Donald Trump issued a video message saying: “This is going to be one of the biggest ones to ever hit our country… Protection of life is the absolute highest priority.”A National Weather Service forecaster said: “This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 13, 2018 12:13
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