"Hurricane Florence Forces More Than 1 Million People To Flee"

"WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The southern East Coast of the United States is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence as the storm -- already packing winds of up to 140 mph -- nears Category 5 strength.

More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders in coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Tropical storm force winds are expected to reach the Carolina coasts late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said. Those states are also now under hurricane and storm surge watches."

Emanuella Grinberg, Paul P. Murphy, Kaylee Hartung, and Susannah Cullinane report for CNN September 11, 2018.


"Hurricane Risks Include Toxic Sludge and Lagoons of Pig Manure" (Bloomberg)

"Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms — Storms Like Florence" (NPR)

"Add Potential Coal Ash Spills to Hurricane Florence’s Threats" (Bloomberg Environment)

"Millions Prepare For Potentially Catastrophic Florence" (AP)

"Florence Could Hit With Punch Not Seen In More Than 60 Years" (AP)

"Navy Ships Leave Norfolk Ahead of Florence" (AP)

"More Than 1.5 Million Ordered To Evacuate As Hurricane Florence Threatens Carolinas" (Reuters)

Source: CNN, 09/11/2018