September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Here’s What You Need to Know

Hurricane Florence: Here’s What You Need to Know
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Hurricane Florence is coming and here’s what you need to know about her.

Hurricane Florence is heading towards the Carolinas and it is extremely dangerous. As it makes its way to the Southeast region, Florence’s winds are at a rapid 73 mph per hour.

According to CNN, with winds coming in that fast, means that more people will be in danger.

“Catastrophic effects will be felt outside the center of the storm due to storm surge as high as 9 to 13 feet. That’s the second story of a house,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday morning. “Tens of thousands of structures are expected to be flooded, and many more by rising rivers and creeks.”

For now, the hurricane has dropped to a category 2 storm but the winds can still cause major destruction in North Carolina and drop as much as 10 trillion gallons of rainfall while there.

Due to this storm, the state of North Carolina is in a state of emergency. Up to 1,000 flights have been canceled, and many other residents are either fleeing the storm or staying because they have no place to go.

Many people are preparing for this storm by stocking up on food, water, and all of the necessities recommended for this storm.

Sending prayers to residents in the Carolinas.