While an exact location for landfall is still unknown, forecasters do agree powerful Hurricane Florence is projected to strike the Carolina coastline on Thursday. Forecasters warn there will be catastrophic damage due to the storm.
“Florence is shaping up to be a potentially significant multi-hazard threat from dangerous maritime conditions, storm storm surge, wind, and flood impacts,” said Steven Pfaff, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Wilmington.
Hurricane Florence is currently a Category 4 Major Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour and is located 575 miles southeast of Cape Fear. The storm is moving west-northwest at 17 miles per hour.
There is also a slight risk for tornadoes with a greater chance of tornadoes along the coast.
Residents need to complete their preparations for the storm today (Wednesday), according to the National Weather Service.