Florence strengthened into a hurricane again Sunday as forecasters warned the menacing storm could deliver a brutal hit along the East Coast by the end of the week. Now traveling over warm water, the storm is expected to increase in speed and become a hurricane by the end of Saturday night according to the National Hurricane Center.
The current forecast track brings Florence on approach to the southeast USA coast on Thursday as a major and powerful hurricane.
"We are entering the peak of hurricane season and we know well the unpredictability and power of these storms", Cooper said.
The latest projection for the path of the storm, released Sunday, shows the storm track centered on Wilmington, N.C., with forecasters predicting it will be a "dangerous major hurricane" by the time it reaches the coast later in the week.
The odds of a Southeast coast landfall from Florence continue to increase.
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Sunday morning, Florence re-gained hurricane strength. Florence was centered about 985 miles (1,585 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda and is moving west at 7 mph (11 kph).
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said in a statement on Sunday: "Review your emergency plans and gather your supplies now".
Florence started out as a tropical storm Sunday before strengthening into a Category 1 hurricane. The storm is moving west at 6 miles per hour. Florence will be an extremely unsafe Category 4 hurricane as it moves over western waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
South Carolina's Emergency Management Division said residents should begin preparing their homes and property for the storm.
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Currently, there are no coastal warnings or watches for the storm.
At its present course and speed, the center of Florence will likely approach the SC or Georgia coastline on Thursday or Friday.
Helene, which became a tropical storm Friday night, was about 145 miles south of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said in its update at 5: p.m. Sunday.
It comes just weeks after Hurricane Lane brought "almost biblical rains" to the Big Island and also left parts of Oahu flooded.
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