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Florence Is A Machine: Hurricane Approaches Carolinas As Catastrophic Category 4

The dog days of summer are over & with that comes Hurricane SZN. Florence, the first major storm of the season, is expected to make landfall by the end of the week & storm surges, freshwater flooding & dangerous winds are expected. More than 1.5 million have been ordered to evacuate & thousands in the National Guard have been activated.

From the Washington Post:

Expanding in size, violent Hurricane Florence is continuing on a beeline toward the East Coast as an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane. Catastrophic flooding and destructive winds are becoming very likely in the eastern Carolinas.

Forecasts generally project the storm to make landfall between northern South Carolina and North Carolina’s Outer Banks as a strong Category 3 on Thursday, although shifts in the track are possible and storm impacts will expand great distances beyond where landfall occurs.

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Hoping everyone stays safe in the coming week. If you’re in the effected area maybe get the hell out of there and be sure to stock up on beer along the way. Find a safe house, settle in, and enjoy news reporters getting beat up by the wind for no discernibly productive reason.