More than 5.4 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast, according to the National Weather Service, and another 4 million people were under a tropical storm watch.
The center of the massive storm is then forecast to meander Thursday, Friday and Saturday over a stretch of coastline saturated by rising seas, inundating several states and triggering life-threatening floods.
In North Carolina, more than 250,00 people are set to be evacuated today from the northern Outer Banks. Most of the state of Hawaii was under either a tropical storm warning or watch on Monday morning, as Hurricane Olivia bears westward, with 85 miles per hour winds.
Up to nine hurricanes and four "major" depressions with sustained winds of at least 100mph have been predicted by U.S. government, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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"Moderate to rough seas will gradually rise to very rough in the south and east with building southeasterly swells from Hurricane Florence".
With the app, you can constantly see all of the computer models, storm tracks and the latest written and video forecasts. The storm surge, major flooding, and damaging winds extending well beyond the center of the storm could cause major damage to coastal communities.
Governor Greg Abbott says Texas is preparing for a possible tropical storm system headed toward the Gulf of Mexico. A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur late Wednesday night.
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That most recent time was just past year, when Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria all reached hurricane status at the same time, and the aftermath of both Irma and Maria are still being felt in the Caribbean and Florida.
The US Navy said it was sending almost 30 ships from coastal Virginia out of port to ride out the storm.
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"Interests along the US East Coast, particularly Florida through North Carolina, should closely monitor the progress of Florence, ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow any advice given by local officials", the NHC said. "There is no way to be completely safe", but going inland might not be much safer. She said it was built in 2009 in Buxton, North Carolina, up on a ridge, and made to withstand a hurricane.
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said his state was "in the bullseye" of the storm and urged people to "get ready now". It took Matheson and her husband almost the whole day Monday to drive the 60 miles off the barrier island. "There is no way to be completely safe".