Tracking the Storm


Hurricane Florence is making its way over to the coast of the Carolinas and Virginia. Florence is a Category 4 hurricane, with winds of 130 mph. The forecast shows that Florence is to deliver tropical-storm-force winds by noon Thursday to North Carolina’s coast, and then hurricane-force winds and dangerous storm surges by late Thursday or early Friday. Some forecast models are predicting a pause and a southward turn of the storm’s center late Friday, and it may not make landfall until roughly Saturday. Either way, Florence is one of the strongest hurricanes on the eastern seaboard in decades. The damage that the Carolinas and Mid Atlantic states are about to face is going to harm many and destroy lives.