‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h

Tropical Storm Watch. Background image courtesy NOAA  NWS  CPHC

Some meteorologists are already predicting that Florence "could be one of the worst storms in us history".

"There is an increasing risk of life-threatening impacts from Florence: storm surge at the coast, freshwater flooding from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall event inland, and damaging hurricane-force winds", the National Hurricane Center said in an update on Florence's progress at 5 a.m. Monday.

Hurricane Florence intensified to a Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it barreled towards the US East Coast, where millions of people are bracing for potentially devastating winds and water later this week.

Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia also declared a state of emergency in advance.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours, and a watch within 48 hours. And with little wind shear to pull the storm apart, Florence's hurricane-strength winds were expanding.

Satellite imagery shows hurricanes Florence, Isaac, and Helene from space on September 10, 2018.

The "major" hurricane was about 845 kilometres south-southeast of Bermuda on Monday and moving toward land at approximately 20 km/h, according to an advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

"Florence is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale", it noted.

A hurricane watch has been issued for the East Coast from Edisto Beach, S.C., to the North Carolina-Virginia border, including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

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Carrying winds of up to 140 miles per hour (220 kph) as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Florence is expected to approach Category 5 status on Tuesday as it slows and strengthens off North and SC.

This morning, NOAA tweeted a video from the GOES-East weather satellite, also known as GOES-16, showing the storm's eye churning through the Atlantic.

The NHC also says the storm could become more powerful. The National Weather Service reminded residents not to focus on the exact forecast track and intensity when planning for Olivia.

"North Carolina faces three threats here".

Airlines, including American and Southwest, have started letting passengers change travel plans that take them into the hurricane's possible path.

Florence became a hurricane Sunday with sustained winds of at least 74 miles per hour.

Hurricanes from Category 3 to Category 5 are considered major hurricanes.

"We here in North Carolina are bracing for a hard hit", North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday. Residents should continue preparing for the likelihood of direct impacts from the storm, which could include intense flooding, rainfall, damaging winds, large and risky surf and storm surge.

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