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Hurricane Florence Will Slow Down, Hammer Carolinas and Appalachia for Days

By Staff

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 4:06 PM

Hurricane Florence will slow down, performing an agonizing crawl through the Carolinas and Southeast into early next week, producing catastrophic inland rainfall flooding, life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds, according to The Weather Channel. As of Wednesday afternoon, Florence was centered just over 400 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving northwestward. According to the National Hurricane Center, wave heights up to 83 feet were measured Wednesday morning to the northeast of Florence's eye. "This will likely be the storm of a lifetime for portions of the Carolina coast," the National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina, wrote in its Tuesday evening area forecast discussion. A Wednesday morning forecast discussion said flooding in southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina could be "unprecedented."
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