Now it is time to worry and activate hurricane preparation plans if you live anywhere north of the Georgia/South Carolina line to Delmarva Pennisula:
Hurricane #Florence Update, 4pm:
Mid-day models continue to be unanimous: Florence is on track to landfall in the Carolinas on Thursday, likely as a Cat 4.
Longer-range models are still hinting at Florence stalling for 3+ days—creating a potentially catastrophic flood in NC/VA. pic.twitter.com/ZKcgU5Xhj6
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) September 9, 2018
The key thing is to use the time that we have (~96+ hours) to make smart decisions. If you are told or encouraged to evacuate, do so. If you need to seek public shelter on higher ground do so. If you have a neighbor who needs to be checked in on, go over and say “hi”.
Take advantage of this time as it sure looks like Florence is coming in hot.
Don’t panic and remember your towel as well.