4 States Declare State Of Emergency As Hurricane Florence Gathers Category 4 Strength And Heads Closer

More than a million people were ordered to evacuate the path of Hurricane Florence on Monday as it rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane as it closed in on North and South Carolina.

South Carolina ordered the state’s entire coastline, which includes an estimated one million residents, to leave their homes ahead of the powerful storm’s arrival on Thursday.    Neighboring North Carolina also ordered an evacuation of some 250,000 residents on the Outer Banks and parts of coastal Dare County, while a state of emergency was declared in both Virginia and Maryland.

Florence has winds of 130 miles per hour and [READ MORE HERE]

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