Anyone in an evacuation zone in the Carolinas and Virginia must leave NOW if they haven't yet.
"We'll handle it. We're ready".
"(It's) very eerie, the wind howling, the rain blowing sideways, debris flying", said Orsa, who lives nearby and fears splintering trees will pummel her house.
Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 storm - but the danger is far from over for residents of the U.S. East Coast.
Since issuing a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday, nearly all of the more than 2500 residents left the island.
With recent official reports finding that last year's Hurricane Maria claimed almost 3,000 lives in Puerto Rico-an assertion that re-emerged onto the national spotlight Thursday after President Donald Trump, without providing evidence, alleged that those estimates were artificially inflated and politically motivated-it's worth exploring what it is that ultimately kills people, including the most vulnerable, when a hurricane strikes.
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The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut down to allow traffic to flow inland, but the exodus was slow along roads jammed with outward-bound vehicles.
In Columbia, South Carolina, Barry Sparks, a 66-year-old retiree, was thinking of getting out after the path of the storm shifted somewhat to the south.
He said: "Don't relax, don't get complacent".
North Carolina is the largest tobacco grower and ranks second among U.S. states in hog inventory and producing broiler chickens. "I am frightened about what's coming".
In the tiny community of Sea Breeze near Wilmington, Roslyn Fleming, 56, made a video of the inlet where her granddaughter was baptized because "I just don't think a lot of this is going to be here" later.
In was 1989 when Hurricane Hugo pummeled the Carolinas, causing tremendous destruction - killing 21 people in the USA and 29 in the Caribbean and leaving behind an estimated US$8 billion in damage.
"Hugo was a direct hit", he said.
"If anybody could help. our cars is under water and so is our house".
The coastal area of SC features hundreds of inlets while North Carolina has barrier islands miles away from the mainland.
In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were told to flee.
NASA via AP In this September 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the US east coast as seen from the International Space Station.
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Forecasters expected some strengthening in the next 36 hours, as Florence marched west-northwest at 20kmh. "It's going to happen". President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.
Until we know how bad wind, power outages and flooding are, we won't know how much home and business fix will be needed. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that the slower storm could bring as much as 40 inches of rain in places.
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The SCDOT map shows congestion starting one mile north of the Georgia border and continuing to the Mile 34 marker in SC . Florence is now churning through the Atlantic, only a few hundred miles off the coast of Wilmington, N.C.
Following Hurricane Florence are two more powerful storms crossing the Atlantic, namely Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene. Wild horses in the Rachel Carson Reserve in Beaufort, North Carolina will fend for themselves during Hurricane Florence.
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'Catastrophic' Hurricane Florence buffets USA east coast
The NHC says tornadoes within hurricanes are usually "relatively weak and short-lived, but they still pose a significant threat". Sixteen kilometres away in the city of Wilmington , wind gusts were stirring up frothy white caps into the Cape Fear River.
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Hurricane Florence weakens to Category 1 storm
The storm's intensity diminished as it neared land, with winds dropping to around 90 miles per hour (144 kph) by nightfall. Municipal power agencies, including New Bern and Southport, have not reported any outages yet.
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More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Susan Faulkenberry Panousis has stayed in her Bald Head Island, North Carolina home during prior hurricanes , but not this time.
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