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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


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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