Florence becomes a category 2 hurricane

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Hurricane Florence is rapidly intensifying this morning and is now a category two hurricane, packing winds of 105 mph.

Florence is forecast to become a powerful category four hurricane within the next day or so and charge northwest toward the United States.

The official track from the National Hurricane Center shows little change and confidence is increasing by the minute. The highest likelihood for a direct landfall appears to be centered on the North Carolina coast but impacts will be felt across the Carolinas.

“Even if we don’t take a direct hit here, we will still see problems,” said Josh Marthers. “Rain, wind, coastal flooding, beach erosion, damaging surf, and rip currents will cause major issues along our coast.”

Marthers suggests you continue reviewing your plan, making your checklist, and be ready to put your plan into action quickly.

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