Florence barreling closer to coast of Carolinas

"This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast".

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely unsafe and life-threatening storm. Upon its arrival, the National Hurricane Center projects that Florence could drop anywhere from 20-40 inches of rain along the Carolina coast. But forecasters say there's an increased chance for tropical storm winds to reach Savannah.

Florence's predicted pause and slow southward turn off North Carolina on Friday means some coastal areas will get damaging hurricane-force winds for more than 24 hours. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well.

Governor Cooper warned that North Carolina is on the "wrong side of the storm", and poses a serious threat despite being downgraded to a Category 3 storm on Wednesday. The entire coastlines of North and SC, in addition to some parts of southeastern Virginia, are under a mandatory evacuation plan.

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The White House has approved requests from North Carolina and SC for federal emergency declarations, allowing for greater coordination among states and federal agencies. Authorities in Chatham County, Georgia, which borders SC and includes the historic port city of Savannah, urged residents who feel unsafe "to evacuate as they see fit". The Gamecocks announced Wednesday afternoon that Saturday's scheduled game against Marshall in Williams-Brice Stadium has been canceled due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence.

"An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft that was in the hurricane until just after midnight" recorded a peak wind gust of around 150 miles per hour, according to the hurricane center.

Crews also prepared 16 nuclear reactors in the three-state region for the storm.

Utility officials have warned that widespread power outages are likely and that it could take weeks to restore electricity. I believe that was a Category 1 storm when it hit Charlotte.

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"We're just trying to plan for the future here, not having a house for an extended period of time", David Garrigus said.

Officials in New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, have stockpiled enough food and water for 60,000 people for four days, along with more than 28,000 tarpaulins.

On another barrier island just below the Bogue Banks, Steve Harrigan reported live from North Topsail Beach, where visitors and residents were largely heeding warnings from Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) to evacuate. "But no matter how bad it's going to be, it will pass and our job will be to rebuild this community together".

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