admin Posted September 12, 2018 Share Posted September 12, 2018 Hurricane Florence intensified Monday, becoming a Category 4 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The storm may affect millions this week in the southeastern U.S., including North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Here’s what should you know about the powerful storm’s path. Where is the hurricane now? Florence is approximately 350 miles southwest of Bermuda and around 670 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, as of 11 p.m. ET, according to the NHC. The center says the storm is moving west-northwest at 17 mph, and has maximum sustained winds of about 140 mph. View image on Twitter National Hurricane Center ✔@NHC_Atlantic Here are the key messages on Hurricane #Florence as of 11pm EDT. The latest full advisory is available on http://hurricanes.gov and information specific to your area can be found at http://weather.gov 10:45 PM - Sep 11, 2018 579 701 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy "On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas through Wednesday, and approach the coast of North Carolina or South Carolina in the hurricane warning area on Thursday and Friday," the NHC says. The center also says the storm could become more powerful. "Florence is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale," it noted. "Strengthening is forecast tonight and Wednesday. While some weakening is expected on Thursday, Florence is forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane through landfall." WHAT IS THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE? What else should I know? States of emergency were declared by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser for the nation's capital; requested by Virginia's governor; and approved by President Donald Trump for North and South Carolina on Monday. HURRICANE FLORENCE STRENGTHENS IN ATLANTIC: TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THE STORM "Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!" the president tweeted Monday evening. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump My people just informed me that this is one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in many years. Also, looking like a direct hit on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE! 6:17 PM - Sep 10, 2018 91.2K 36.4K people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump Just had calls with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam regarding the incoming storm. Federal Government stands by, ready to assist 24/7. 6:21 PM - Sep 10, 2018 66.2K 24.2K people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy If you're getting ready for Florence, you can read about steps to prepare for the storm here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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