Hurricane Florence continues to gain strength as it heads towards the southeast coast of the US. Being upgraded to a major hurricane yesterday, Florence is now a Category 2 storm with winds of 105 miles per hour – but she’s expected to rev up to a Cat 4 in the next 24 hours.
The governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have all issued states of emergency. "Assume, presume that a major hurricane is going to hit right smack dab in the middle of South Carolina," South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said at a press briefing. He urged South Carolinians to prepare for the worst and notes that 800 members of the National Guard have been activated so far.
As of 6 this morning, the center of the “cone of uncertainty” is just north of the SC – NC border. Swells generated by Florence are already starting to affect portions of the East Coast
The worst part about Florence? While forecasters sort out where she’ll come ashore and how angry she’ll be, Hurricane Isaac is right behind her. While he's expected to weaken, the last thing any region wants to consider is more rain and when things are already mess.