Hurricane Florence is now a Category 5 storm with winds of 145 mph (257 kph).
It is the strongest storm in recorded U.S. history and the third hurricane of 2017, joining Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Wilma.
The storm is forecast to continue strengthening until it reaches the Florida coast and continues moving east toward Florida and South Carolina.
This is a historic hurricane.
It is estimated that there are about 6 million Americans living within 50 miles (80 kilometers) of the Florida coastline.
The United States has had 4 major hurricanes and four major hurricanes of Category 5 or higher in the last century.
Hurricane Florence has the potential to become the strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States.
The hurricane is projected to be Category 5 for the first time, the strongest ever to reach the continental United States, and the second-strongest to hit the continental U.K. In the wake of Florence, Florida has had to evacuate hundreds of thousands of residents.
The National Hurricane Center said that Florence has strengthened to a Category 4 storm, meaning it could potentially make landfall in the U.P. before dawn on Tuesday morning.
A Category 4 hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 155 mph (290 kph), making it the strongest category 4 storm ever to hit Florida.
According to the National Hurricane Centre, this storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall and damaging winds to the region.
According, the storm is currently moving southeast at 11 mph (20 kph) and is forecast for sustained winds in excess of 125 mph (200 kph)!
How are we preparing for this hurricane?
It is very important to have preparedness and resilience.
In a perfect storm, we need a combination of the following things: A comprehensive disaster plan that is designed to provide the most immediate response to the disaster.