Tropical Storm Florence Is Now A Cat 1 Hurricane...And Expected To Worsen
September 10, 2018
: Florence is expected to become a Category 4 storm within the next 24 hours
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 One storm with winds of 90 miles per hour – but she’s expected to rev up to a Cat 4 in the next 24 hours.
Currently about 600 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving towards the US, 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.
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.
Source: ABC News