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Hurricane Florence Bears Down On Carolinas, East Coast

If you've got family or friends living in North or South Carolina it might be a good idea to give them a call and make sure that they're prepared for Hurricane Florence, which is bearing down on the East Coast as a Category 4 hurricane packing winds of 130 miles per hour. Florence is also bringing the promise of unprecedented rainfall with some areas of the Carolinas looking at a possible 20 inches or more of rain with "life-threatning" storm surge and inland flooding. Florence is expected to make landfall along the coastal areas of the Carolinas on Friday morning. The governors of both states and emergency officials have been warning residents of low lying areas to evacuate to higher ground and not try to "ride out" the storm, which may strengthen to a Category 5 before making landfall. Officials are calling Florence the "storm of a lifetime."

Syd Gaddy