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Hurricane Florence to hit Southeastern USA by Thursday

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The Category 4 Hurricane, Florence, is estimated to start affecting North Carolina by 8 A.M. (EST) Thursday. Meteorologists predict medium to high flash flooding and have issued an evacuation warning to residents of the southeastern seaboard. The National Hurricane Center have also warned that hurricane could even become stronger and have worse consequences than what they have predicted. Storm surges along the coast are estimated to bring the coastline up 15 feet.

Map of Hurricane Florence’s path, courtesy of the New York Times.

Florence could stay until Saturday, but the effects it leaves could be felt for months in the Carolinas and Georgia. Officials estimate it could cost over $170.2 billion dollars just to repair the homes that may be destroyed by the hurricane. More than a million people have been told to evacuate the states and coastline cities.

To learn more about how to prepare for a hurricane, visit the ready.gov website for more information. To learn how you can help those that will be affected by hurricane Florence, visit the Red Cross for donation and volunteer information.

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Hugo Vizcaya-Zingg, Copy-Editor

Hugo Vizcaya-Zingg is a Junior at RHS and the Copy-Editor for the 2018-2019 Stinger Staff.

His Zodiac sign is Virgo, he has an unhealthy obsession with the Myer-Briggs Personality Indicator, and loves the band Catfish & The Bottlemen. He’s planning on studying Journalism & English at Emerson University. He’s from Venezuela but wishes he was born in the Mariana Trench, and his favorite authors are Marie Lu and Robert Repino.

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