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I just read that there are two others in the Atlantic and one barreling toward Hawaii (in another thread)

Scary reports of flooding expected.

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Via The Weather Channel

Hurricane Florence could be the "storm of a lifetime" when it barrels into the Carolinas this week.

What you need to know: Florence is a slow-moving hurricane, bringing with it "life-threatening" storm surge and flash flooding, the National Hurricane Center said yesterday.

What they're saying:

  • "This is not going to be a glancing blow...this is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast."—FEMA's Jeff Byard.
  • "My message is clear: disaster is at the doorstep."—North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
  • "They haven't seen anything like what's coming at us in 25, 30 years, maybe ever. It's tremendously big and tremendously wet."—President Trump.

What it'll cost: Potentially $30 billion, per AccuWeather's Joel Myers.

A few ways it'll impact business: The Port of Charleston will be closed through at least Saturday, and Smithfield Foods will shut its North Carolina hog slaughter plant (the world's largest) through the end of the week. Airlines have canceled hundreds of flights. As for insurers? Covered losses could come in between $15 billion to $20 billion.

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