S: Hurricane Florence poses major threat to US

S: Hurricane Florence poses major threat to US

It will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the eastern US coast on Thursday.

The National Hurricane Center said Saturday the storm was expected to become a "major hurricane" by Tuesday as it passes between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday.

It's one of three storms churning in the Atlantic Ocean, with Tropical Storm Florence heading toward the U.S. East Coast and Tropical Storm Helene heading toward some of the Cabo Verde islands.

The state of sc is preparing for some level of impact from Hurricane Florence, Gov. Henry McMaster announced Sunday.

A Category 2 hurricane has winds between 96 and 110 miles per hour, the hurricane center said. An increase in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Risky swells generated by Florence were expected to batter Bermuda early in the week, as well as parts of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

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Residents as far north as Virginia were warned that Florence posed an increasing risk of generating a life-threatening coastal storm surge, as well as flooding from heavy rainfall should the slow-moving storm stall over the southeast. Tropical storm force winds could be felt in Charlotte from this system.

The Miami-based centre said that it was still too early to predict the hurricane's exact path but that a huge coastal area from SC to the mid-Atlantic region of the United States should prepare for a major strike late in the week.

Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina Friday, and Sunday his office sent out a news release urging residents to start taking precautions.

The storm is moving slowly towards the west at 9 miles per hour with winds of 65 miles per hour.

A satellite view of the Atlantic tropical region on September 9, 2018. It was about 1,500 miles from the easternmost Caribbean islands on Sunday and may become a hurricane by Monday. The storm is expected to approach the south-east USA coast on Thursday.

Virginia joined North and SC in declaring a state of emergency ahead of the storm.

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and unsafe blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week. It is expected to continue strengthening over the next day or two, then weaken again by the middle of the week as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.

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