Florence strengthens ‘rapidly,’ now Category 4 hurricane

(AFP) — Hurricane Florence strengthened “rapidly” on Monday and is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane, US forecasters said, as governors of three eastern US states declared an emergency and told residents to prepare for the storm.

The Atlantic hurricane’s maximum sustained winds have increased to nearly 130 miles per hour (195 kilometres per hour), the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said in an advisory issued at noon Eastern Time.Read More..https://www.stlucianewsonline.com/florence-strengthens-rapidly-now-category-4-hurricane/

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