Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:55pm
A view of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station  NASA

 The storm, at the time of writing, is a major hurricane (category 4) and is still on track to make landfall this week in North Carolina. Models also suggest that it may stall and cause a flood disaster. Evacuation orders have been given for over 1 million people in the coastal Carolinas and parts of Virginia. It is very unusual to have a storm this strong at the latitude of North Carolina, and a category 5 storm has never made landfall in the state.

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