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2 p.m. update: Florence within 110 miles of Wilmington

Met Office: Isaac now a weak tropical storm

"I love hurricanes. But this one has been an experience for me", she said.

Winds of tropical storm strength could reach Puerto Rico on Friday morning.

"It doesn't matter where you are", he said.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) provided the latest update on Hurricane Florence at 8 a.m. on September 12. FEMA's annual budget is about $15 billion.

Current guidance has the low pressure system moving northeastwards up through the Irish Sea overnight Monday and early on Tuesday, although the exact path is still uncertain.

Hurricane Florence has officially hit the North Carolina coast, according to an 8 p.m. briefing by the National Hurricane Center. It was moving 10 miles per hour toward the Port City, the advisory said.

The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its white sands and multitude of golf courses.

Hurricane-force winds extend up to 80 miles from Florence's center, with tropical-storm-force winds out about 195 miles.

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That's saying a lot, given the impacts from Hurricanes Diana, Hugo, Fran, Bonnie, Floyd, and Matthew.

The Category 2 storm was churning 110 miles southeast of Wilmington with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph.

Less rain is predicted for St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island.

A risky Hurricane Florence is steadily making its way to the U.S. East Coast.

Isaac has weakened to a tropical storm, but as it gets closer to the Lesser Antilles with a threat of strong winds and heavy rains, a hurricane watch has been issued for Guadeloupe, Martinique and Dominica, while Antigua and Montserrat are under tropical storm watch. Strengthening is forecast through Wednesday.

From the Ocracoke Inlet to the North Carolina-Virginia border and from the South Santee River to North Myrtle Beach, the NHC forecast that water could rise as high as 6 feet.

Numerous communities throughout the region have issued either mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.

Storm surge is also expected to produce "life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations", says the National Hurricane Center.

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