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Tribe and region prepare for Hurricane Florence


September 11, 2018

With states of emergency declared in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, emergency management officials in the counties in western North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are keeping a watchful eye to ensure that residents are safe with a looming hurricane. Hurricane Florence intensified to Category 4 strength, the same as Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It’s expected to make landfall Thursday, Sept. 13. The storm hits at a time after days of rain, and that could pose problems.

Category 4 storms pack winds ranging from 130 mph to 156 mph, and Florence, as of late Monday morning, had sustained winds of 130 mph. The storm is projected to hit the coast near Wilmington.


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