'Big And Vicious': Florence Closes In On Carolinas"This storm is a monster. It's big and it's vicious. It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane," said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
Hurricane Florence Could Hit Hard: Surge, Wind, Rain, FloodsMandatory evacuations were imposed for parts of three East Coast states Tuesday as millions of Americans prepared for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.
Preparations Begin For Potentially Catastrophic FlorenceCarrying winds of up to 140 mph (220 kph) as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Florence is expected to strengthen and become a Category 5 storm Tuesday.
Mandatory Evacuations For Hurricane FlorenceThe National Hurricane Center upgraded Florence twice Monday, saying the storm will continue to strengthen as it targets the Carolinas later this week.
Florence Update: East Coast Bracing For Major HurricaneNorth Carolina's governor says consistency of the Hurricane Florence's forecast track toward the Carolinas has helped the state understand the threat early on and given it time to get ready.
Heavy Rain Expected From Hurricane FlorencePredictions for heavy rainfall stretched into West Virginia.
Updated - Cat 4: Carolinas Brace For Extremely Dangerous Hurricane FlorenceFlorence is rapidly gaining strength to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.
Hurricane Florence Upgraded To Cat 3 StormGrocery stores are restocking shelves with water and bread, and supply stores are selling a lot of plywood and generators Monday as East Coast communities prepare for Hurricane Florence to strike hard later this week.
The Latest: Hurricane Florence Is Rapidly Gaining StrengthThe National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence is rapidly strengthening and that swells generated by the storm are affecting Bermuda and portions of the U.S. East Coast.