Hurricane Florence gains strength as it takes aim at East Coast

Governors in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have all declared states of emergency in anticipation of the storm that's forecast to become a Category 4 hurricane.
2:29 | 09/10/18

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What do we W to do get rht of course, to that monster storm. Hurricane Florence is satellitimage onck to become a category hurricane. It's heading for the UT states emergency have been declared I South Carolina North Carolina and Virginia. Of course, ginger trackin the system as it moves . Good morning, ginger.ood morning. This is a big one,y'al and have been watching it strengthen and dly it will do seven into the rest ofs morning. Today is the peak of hurricane se.ctually marks T day, and Florence has our attention,nd it should because by Thursday weseeing Maj I along the southeast coast. Keep an eye just on tt center line, but the ee cone. Anywhere from Charle up to Norfolk, sll in the gion. It has to on high alert because we're gng to S hug rm surge, of cose, daging wind and inland flooding which I will be talking an a moment. Going toe hde into the storm zone, but myteamma, rob Marciano is there.m so proud to see store shelves empty of water. People are preng this, as they should E getting Y, er. Still over 1,000 miles away as you ow, Florence has its on the state of carona. Re swells have set up P O dozen rescues yester refers trying tke advanta smooth waves.ratures are inng. 87 degrees and that's fuel for hurranes. Pier youee, that was wiped out back in 1996, D rebuilt 02. It's seto th 20n-hour winds. These homes were not her in 1954, an will be inha way. Folks are preparing here, wipin out store shelves of water and otherliut 60 years, ginger, a long timeor most of the people that live here. This storm is likely to lik nothinthey have ever experienced before. That's right, ro the wa it's affecting and hitting the coast will be a pact. Thank you, up to winds, right?lking a 150-pl mileur. 'Ll be watching for that ait hits the coast timing is Thursday into friy R the heiest part,ut don't foets inland and we have seen this these storms can they can hit and what'spening is they get squee with the stationary T. We can see up to 20 inches of rain. In Roanoke, that does not mea impacts fr the stm. Thankou. George? We move on to the new fallout frome too movement.

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