The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration flew one of their aircraft into the eye of Hurricane Florence to collect valuable weather data.
Hurricane Florence will lash the Carolinas and Virginia late Thursday as an intense hurricane with life-threatening storm surge, destructive winds and potentially catastrophic inland rainfall flooding in one of the strongest strikes on record for this part of the East Coast.
A hurricane watch and storm surge watch are in effect for the entire coast of North Carolina, including Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, and the South Carolina coast as far south as Edisto Beach. This includes Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington and the Outer Banks.
September is becoming a very active month with Hurricane #Florence, Hurricane #Isaac, Hurricane #Helene and a 4th Tropical Storm #Olivia brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.