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The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

Sep. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. ___ 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...

'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Sep. 11, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and...

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Sep. 10, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along a...

The Latest: Florence to become 'major hurricane' by Monday

Sep. 9, 2018 2:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Florence to become a "major hurricane" Monday as it continues to approach the southeastern U.S. East Coast. In its 11 p.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said "a rapid phase of...

Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US

Sep. 8, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday. Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said, adding that "a...

Florence could cause dangerous surf along US coast

Sep. 7, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. Though weakened to a tropical storm, Florence was expected to regain hurricane strength as it...

The Latest: Storm prompts North Carolina State of Emergency

Sep. 7, 2018 8:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 8:20 p.m. North Carolina's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Florence approaches the U.S. East Coast. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the declaration in a news release Friday evening as the storm neared Bermuda....

Blamed in baby's death, weakening Gordon spreads rain inland

Sep. 5, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — Blamed for the death of a Florida baby and intense wind and rain that pummeled parts of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, Tropical Depression Gordon weakened Wednesday but still spread bands of heavy rains across a swath of the South as it swirled over central Mississippi. It...

Florence upgraded to Category 4 hurricane in Atlantic

Sep. 5, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florence has been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane and is likely to cause "life-threatening" surf and rip current conditions in Bermuda later this week. The National Hurricane Center said the storm's maximum sustained winds Wednesday afternoon are estimated to be 130 mph (215 kph). Hurricane...

Forecasters: Florence is now a major hurricane, category 3 with 120 mph winds, moving in the Atlantic toward Bermuda.

Sep. 5, 2018 9:30 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters: Florence is now a major hurricane, category 3 with 120 mph winds, moving in the Atlantic toward Bermuda.