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The eye of Hurricane Florence this morning, which could hit the East Coast by Thursday or Friday pic.twitter.com/hWTRv4WlLX— Axios (@axios) September 10, 2018
#Florence isn’t just another hurricane. It is poised to become a major threat to critical infrastructure and even national security.— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) September 10, 2018
Potentially historic flooding affecting power, major highways (including the I-95 corridor), access to food and water for millions of people, etc.
After its landfall, our best weather models continue to show an abject flooding catastrophe for North Carolina and Virginia.— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 10, 2018
As much as 48 inches of rain could fall. For perspective, that's almost *double* the previous all-time record for an East Coast hurricane.
NEW: Florence is now a category 4 hurricane. Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter indicate that Florence has continued to rapidly strengthen and has maximum sustained winds near 130 mph (195 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 946 mb (27.93 inches) https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/wfLt6fJPl2— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 10, 2018