As Hurricane Florence nears the East Coast, thousands have been put under evacuation orders. If the hurricane rises in strength, it could be the strongest storm to threaten the East Coast in recorded history.
Thankfully, the storm has weakened since making its way closer to the mainland. However, residents are still bracing themselves and preparing for what’s to come. On Thursday morning, NBC News reported that more than 10 million people are “facing dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions.”
On Thursday afternoon, the Carolinas can expect strong winds over 80 miles per hour. Though the wind strength has weakened in the last few days, Fox still noted that the most dangerous elements of the hurricane will be the storm surges, coastal flooding, and historic rainfall.
The rain is expected to dump over the Carolinas through Saturday. According to reports, around 10 trillion gallons of rainfall is expected to fall in North Carolina alone.
FEMA’s associate administrator for response and recovery, Jeff Byard, said, “This is not going to be a glancing blow. This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast.”
Please be praying for everyone in the storm’s path as they prepare for the harsh conditions beginning today. Share your prayers here! In other recent news, here's what President Trump has to say about the storm.