Hurricane Florence has decreased in speed and is now a Category 2 hurricane , the National Hurricane Center announced shortly before midnight Wednesday. " You can't stop Mother Nature ". More than 10 million people live in areas under warnings or watches for hurricane- or tropical storm- force winds , CNN reports .
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President Trump chimed in Wednesday, warning residents of afflicted areas to "be ready, be prepared!" "Don't play games with it", he added. "Our first responsibility is to Athens-Clarke County, of course, and any assistance we could provide would depend on the amount of resources we have available", Burgess said.
A weather channel has painted a confronting picture of the worst case scenario for Hurricane Florence , which is now hitting the east coast of the United States. He said hurricane-force winds extend outward 130 km (80 miles) from the centre of the storm and tropical storm-force winds extend almost 322 km (200 miles) out.
The centre of the storm made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, with gales of up to 90mph (150 km/h). Two people in Lenoir County were killed: a 78-year-old Kinston man who was electrocuted when connecting extension cords in the rain and a 77-year-old man who was blown down by the wind when he went to check on his hunting dogs.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal , concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in the state. Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington , North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte.