Florence Expected to Slam East Coast as Major Hurricane Next Week

By Paul Riegler on 8 September 2018
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IMG_6962 (2)Hurricane Florence, now weakened to a tropical storm, is currently reintensifying over the Atlantic Ocean and is predicted to become a major hurricane that will threaten portions of the East Coast between Wednesday and Friday. The storm was the first hurricane in the Atlantic storm season before losing strength.

Its impact could be felt anywhere on the East Coast between Florida and New England depending on the path it takes.

Florence appears to be poised to affect travelers and residents by late in the coming week.  Once the path becomes clearer, airlines are expected to issue travel waivers that will allow travelers to cancel or postpone travel to areas along its path.

Multiple cruise lines have already cancelled planned calls to Bermuda because of Florence.

As of Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Florence was 840 miles (1,150 kilometers) south of Bermuda. While Florence is not an immediate threat to land, the storm is expected to create swells that will create life-threatening surf and rip currents along the East Coast over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

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