March 26, 2019 | 12:59 PM IST

Hurricane updates: Warning issued for the Carolina as Florence strengthen

Large and dangerous, Hurricane Florence is drawing ever closer the coast of the Carolinas, where it threatens to become the most intense storm to strike the region in at least 25 years, since Hugo. The Category 4 storm is likely to produce “catastrophic” flooding in the eastern Carolinas as well as destructive winds. Forecasts generally project Florence to make landfall in southeast North Carolina on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane, where it is poised to slow to a crawl and unload disastrous amounts of rain. According to the latest updates from National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence was 670 miles (1,078km) south-east of Cape Fear, in North Carolina, as of 23:00 Atlantic Standard Time on Tuesday (03:00 GMT Wednesday).

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