Sep 10, 2018

A hurricane with 130 mph winds headed for the East Coast of the US has strengthened to a Category 4 storm

North Carolina
USA
by
Alexandra Ma
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Business Insider
Hurricane Florence seen over the Atlantic Ocean on September 9, and a NOAA map shows the probability of tropical-storm-force winds hitting the US East Coast between Sunday and Friday. Images: NOAA
Hurricane Florence seen over the Atlantic Ocean on September 9, and a NOAA map shows the probability of tropical-storm-force winds hitting the US East Coast between Sunday and Friday. Images: NOAA
  • Hurricane Florence is hurtling toward the US East Coast.
  • It strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Monday afternoon. Its wind speed is 130 mph.
  • It is expected to hit the Carolinas on Thursday morning and move farther inland.
  • The National Hurricane Center said it would likely bring devastating storms, rain, and floods.