Hurricane Florence Gains Strength Possable Category 5 storm

Hurricane Florence Gains Strength Possable Category 5 storm

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Philadelphia, PAPhillyBite10 - Hurricane Florence continues to be a significant category four hurricane. Hurricane and Storm Surge Watches have already been given for areas of the coastal Carolinas. All citizens in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic need to closely keep track of this threatening weather system.

The National Hurricane Center reported that at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Florence was centered around 975 miles (1,570 kilometers) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and progressing west-northwest around 15 mph (24 kph). Her focus will push anywhere between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and hit the coastline of South Carolina to North Carolina sometime on Thursday.

Hauling wind gusts of upwards to 140 mph (220 kph) as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Florence is anticipated to develop and turned out to be a Category 5 storm Today. Then predicted to approach either North or South Carolina on Thursday, impacting a stretch of coastline.

The National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham cautioned that Florence had been forecasted to remain around the Carolinas after it hits the shoreline. Everyone residing well away from the coast ought to plan on power loss and experience flooding as well as other hazards, he warned.