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September 10, 2018: Hurricane Florence Threatens East Coast of U.S.

Hurricane Florence is a major hurricane packing winds of 140 mph, a Category 4. It is forecast to make landfall somewhere between North and South Carolina on Thursday.

It is uncertain what impact(s) Florence may have on the New York Metro area. A lot depends on the track of the storm. Look for further updates as the path of Hurricane Florence becomes more certain.

Prepare for Severe Storms

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TIPS

Secure all outdoor items; they can become flying projectiles in extreme winds

• Store adequate food and water, extra batteries and a first-aid kit

• Fill your car with gas in case you have to evacuate

• If you live near the water, know your Coastal Evacuation Route

• DO NOT touch downed wires, they can still be live

Charge all electronic devices, i.e., cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc.

Purchase a car charger to power devices in case you lose electricity

• Protect windows with plywood boards or storm shutters

STAY AWAY from windows during the storm; trees can fall through

 

 

 

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