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Hurricane Florence edges toward Carolinas

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Hurricane Florence edges toward Carolinas
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Summary

  1. Florence remains “very dangerous”, even though it has been downgraded to a category two storm with 105mph (165km/h) winds
  2. Wind and rain is already whipping North Carolina’s coast, though the eye of the storm is not due to make landfall until Friday morning
  3. Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across the US states of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia
  4. US officials warn a deluge is expected to drench the region within a matter of hours
  5. Parts of the Carolina coast are expecting 20-30in (50-75cm) of rain, with isolated regions seeing up to 40in

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