Reports: Conditions deteriorate, over 100,000 without power as Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

Officials declared a state of emergency in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland in preparation for significant rainfall, flooding storm surge and damaging winds.

“Strength, track and forward speed of Florence will be the major players in determining the scope and amount of rainfall and correspondingly the severity of inland flooding,” said AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski.

“We expect the eye of Hurricane Florence to reach the coast near Wilmington, North Carolina, early Friday morning,” according to Kottlowski.

via Reports: Conditions deteriorate, over 100,000 without power as Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas