Hurricane Florence Weakens To Category 2, Record Storm Surge Bound For Carolinas

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ABOVE VIDEO: NHC director Ken Graham with Wednesday report on hurricane Florence.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center’s latest report shows Hurricane Florence has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph max sustained winds.

Florence is moving toward the northwest around 17 mph and is expected to make landfall on Carolinas late Thursday night into early Friday morning.

The biggest threat about Florence is the record storm surge expected to hit some areas of the Carolinas which could see as much 13-foot storm surge.

Storm-Surge Forecast (NHC Image)

“This is a life-threatening situation,” said the National Hurricane Center.

“Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions.”

Florence is moving toward the northwest around 17 mph and is expected to make landfall on Carolinas late Thursday night into early Friday morning. (NHC Image)

Another concern about Florence is the rainfall.

Coastal North Carolina is expected to see 20-30 inches of rain with some areas receiving as much 40 inches of rain.

“Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles,” said the National Hurricane Center.

Evacuation orders have been enacted for portions of South Carolina and North Carolina.

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