South Carolina orders one million to evacuate ahead of Florence

South Carolina orders one million to evacuate ahead of FlorenceThe storm had winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kph) and was due to gain strength before making landfall, which the U.S. National Hurricane Center said was likely to occur early Thursday, bringing heavy rain that could cause severe flooding through the region. “We do not want to risk one South Carolina life in this hurricane,” Governor Henry McMaster said at a news conference. In North Carolina, officials already had ordered some 250,000 residents and visitors to begin evacuating the Outer Banks barrier islands.



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