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"Once Florence moves inland, it's going to dump tremendous amounts of rain on the Carolinas and Virginia", Eck said.

Last night, The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's hurricane hunter has found that Florence is strengthening, and is forecast to become a major hurricane on Monday.

FEMA Hurricane Preparedness Digital Toolkit Template Employers can customize this letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to communicate with employees about preparing for the hurricane and its impact, and reminding them of trusted sources of information. Residents of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are being urged to prepare their homes, get supplies and think about possible evacuation.

The storm's first effects were already being seen on barrier islands as unsafe rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway.

The governors of Virginia, North Carolina and SC have all declared states of emergency.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said at a press conference that the state is in the "bullseye" of the hurricane, according to The Raleigh News and Observer.

The hurricane could remain powerful as it passes over the U.S. mainland, the NHC warned on Monday morning.

"The bottom line is that there is increasing confidence that Florence will be a large and extremely risky hurricane, regardless of its exact intensity, " Blake said.

Isaac is smaller and weaker than Florence.The NHC expects it to be downgraded to a tropical storm by Friday and Saturday as it moves near or south of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Florence is travelling across the Atlantic Ocean and is threatening to hit the East Coast later this week when it could be at Category 4 strength.

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"If it decides to come here, we're gone", he said. Such swells can lead to unsafe surf and rip currents, the NHC warned.

"The greatest threat is from tropical force winds".

"Florence has continued to rapidly strengthen", it said. The storm was traveling west at 6 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.

The U.S. Navy is also taking precautions, with the U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordering almost 30 ships in the Hampton Roads area of the Virginia coast to head out to sea to avoid the storm.

Follow Mike Masco on social media for the latest updates on Hurricane Florence.

Still closer to Africa than North America, Hurricane Helene is predicted to head northeast in the Atlantic, then veer toward Europe, the center said.

An evacuation has already been ordered for Cape Hatteras, but don't wait for hurricane watches and warnings to make a plan, Eck said.

Hurricane Florence is now a Category 2 storm and is still forecast to slam into the southeastern United States.

"If the track were to shift more westward, that would put Charlotte at more risk for both wind and flooding", he said, possibly including heavy rain in the headwaters of the Catawba River, which flows toward Charlotte.

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