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Hurricane Florence begins to batter Carolina coastline

Hurricane Florence is closing in. The Category 2 storm began to hit the southeastern coastline Thursday, as the hurricane's outer rain bands crept close enough to affect North and South Carolina's outermost towns.

The storm weakened slightly overnight, but forecasters still expect top sustained winds of 105 miles per hour and heavy rains that could bring catastrophic damage. Power outages have already begun, reports The Associated Press, with about 12,000 outages along the North Carolina coast. Power companies predict outages for up to 3 million customers.

Florence is still about 100 miles...

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News Posted By: theweek - Thursday, 13 September