‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h

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For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge. A total of 26 deaths were caused by Fran, 14 of which occurred in North Carolina.

All of Hatteras Island was under mandatory evacuation order and other parts of the Outer Banks will have to evacuate by 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT) on Tuesday, Dare County Emergency Management said in a statement.

And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane wind field was expected to expand over the coming days, increasing its storm surge and inland wind threats. "Somewhere along the Carolinas will see a surge, we just don't know where yet", he said.

The Monday evening update from the National Hurricane Center shows Florence isn't done gaining energy.

"We do not want to risk one SC life in this hurricane", the governor told a press conference.

President Donald Trump on Monday urged "the incredible citizens of North Carolina, South Carolina and the entire East Coast" to "take all necessary precautions" as the storm approaches. Florence was moving west-northwest at 13 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. Monday is the climatological peak date of hurricane season, the height of the eight-week period when the most powerful storms usually form, CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri said.

"People are getting frantic", manager Nadine Schrock said, adding her shop also sold out cases of bottled water. It has strengthened to a Category 4 a day earlier than predicted.

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Here are the projected paths for Florence to make landfall.

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has also ordered a mandatory evacuation of students while the governor of Virginia has asked residents of low-lying coastal areas to leave. A "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft recorded maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said flooding could be catastrophic if it hits the state.

"Plan for the worst, pray for the best".

With current forecasts showing that Hurricane Florence will make landfall in North Carolina this week, the state got some important news. Cotton, corn and soybean fields, along with massive hog and poultry facilities lie in Florence's forecast path.Smithfield Foods Inc., the No. 1 hog producer, and chicken producer Sanderson Farms Inc. saw North Carolina operations disrupted in 2016 in flooding from Hurricane Matthew.

Florence's impact could be increased as the Carolinas coastline is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change. Behind Isaac, Hurricane Helene is picking up strength, with twist paces of more than 105 miles per hour as of Monday afternoon.

Ricky Arnold, a NASA astronaut aboard the space station, was in the right place at the right time to photograph two of the giant storms from about 250 miles above Earth.

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