Evacuations in USA ahead of Hurricane Florence

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The category 4 storm carrying maximum sustained winds of 215 km/h would probably strike the southern coast of North Carolina by late Thursday or early Friday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

TRACKING FLORENCE: Stay with The Weather Network online and on T.V. for our exclusive coverage of the storm. "It wants to get stronger", he said of the storm.

The state of North Carolina is preparing for a major storm.

And during last year's Hurricane Irma, officials said 12 people died in Florida's Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills after temperatures in the nursing home rose to 99 degrees. Current forecasts call for Florence to be at least a Category 3 storm when it arrives at the Carolinas.

The "extremely risky major hurricane" is predicted to hit the coast late Thursday or early Friday morning, dropping as much as 30 inches of rain in some areas and wind gusts in the 140 miles per hour range, says the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

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Grace Beasley said: 'I'm now in the Philippines and the country is making huge preparations for typhoon Mangkhut, which has already caused devastation to Guam'. They were expecting to be in SC for 10 to 14 days, according to a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Pete Piringer.

The order was issued after the city's State of Emergency which was declared on Sunday. Ahead of what is projected to be massive devastation for several Southeast states, NASA has released high-definition footage of the storm as viewed from the International Space Station above the Atlantic Ocean.

The pivot in the forecasted track of Florence led Georgia's governor to declare a state of emergency for all 159 counties, home to 10.5 million people.

Manure lagoons are about as pleasant as they sound-vast open-air ponds of manure located next to the many hog farms near the North Carolina coast. Eventually, Florence will veer north into the Appalachian Mountains, bringing soaking rains to Virginia and western North Carolina, before sputtering out late next week near DE and Maryland, the FWS reported. "We just need to figure out how to make it through".

Waves 83 feet high were measured near the eye of Florence, according to a tweet from the National Hurricane Center.

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