Hurricane Florence weakened right into a Class 2 hurricane because it moved in direction of east coast of the US, the U.S. Nationwide Hurricane Middle (NHC) stated on Wednesday, however a life-threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall had been nonetheless anticipated.
Florence was situated about 520 km east-southeast of Myrtle seaside, South Carolina, with most sustained winds of 175 km per hour, the Miami, Florida-based climate forecaster stated.
The storm is shifting towards the northwest at 28 kph, the NHC stated.
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The middle of Florence will method the coasts of North and South Carolina on Thursday, then transfer close to or over the coast of southern North Carolina and japanese South Carolina on Thursday evening and Friday, the NHC added.