Hurricane Florence started out as a category four over the Atlantic Ocean with windspeeds up to 115 miles per hour. Florence weakened over time to a category two by the time it hit the Carolina’s coastline. However, according to the National Weather Service the hurricane remains “extremely dangerous.”
The path of the hurricane changed its course right before it hit the coast. Florence took a last-minute shift south, lining up to affect Georgia more than previously expected. It had potential to drop tremendous amount of rain, as much as 40 inches in some places.