Hurricane Florence Continues Trek In Atlantic, Path Uncertain

Florence is currently battling dry air and wind shear as it weakens slightly.

September 6, 2018

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Hurricane Florence continues to churn towards the central Atlantic Ocean. 

Florence at one point had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph which made it a category 4 storm, but has since run into some wind shear and dry air that has weakend the storm to a category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds. 

The storm is now moving to the northwest at 10mph and is expected to move a bit more westward in the coming days.

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As of the 11am advisory, the track has shifted more south westward which positions the storm a bit closer to the southern portion of the U.S.

Of course, that is about a week away, and these computer models change daily as does the projected path, but it should be monitored closely.

While forecasters aren't predicting an East coast landfall for the United States, it is absolutely a possibility and therefore now would be a good time to replenish your hurricane kit if you haven't done so already.

Things like water, batteries, flashlights, canned goods, bread, and other non-perishable food items are the first to go. It's also a good idea to have a 30-day supply of any necessary medication handy as well as important documents in water-tight containers.

It's also imperative if you live along the coast, to know your evacuation route and if you live in a flood prone area. Most barrier islands are the first to be evacuated, along with those in low-lying areas and mobile homes.

Florence is still a week away from any potential impacts and we will keep you updated as new information become available and if the storm poses a threat to Central Florida.