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Photos: Preparing For Hurricane Florence
The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, about a day later than previously expected. The track also shifted somewhat south and west, throwing Georgia into peril as Florence moves inland.
  • Sep 13, 2018

    A storm front is seen on the beach in North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, prior to Hurricane Florence moving toward the east coast. Hurricane Florence is putting a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs as it closes in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a wider swath of the Southeast.
    AP Photo/Tom Copeland
  • Sep 13, 2018

    This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Hurricane Florence is coming closer and getting stronger on a path to squat over North and South Carolina for days, surging over the coast, dumping feet of water deep inland and causing floods from the sea to the Appalachian Mountains and back again.
    AP/PTI
  • Sep 13, 2018

    Mark Lewis, left, conservator, and Alisa Reynolds, associate registrar, secure the painting "The Shoppers" by William James Glackens at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. As category 4 Hurricane Florence approaches, staff members pull priceless paintings off the walls near windows and skylights on. Later on, the entrance to the museum will be sandbagged.
    The' N. Pham/The Virginian-Pilot via AP
  • Sep 13, 2018

    Korea war veteran, Ed Coddington, 83, second from right, and wife Esther, 78, wait with Markia McCleod, rear, her aunt Ernestine McCleod and daughter Keymoni, 4, in a shelter for Hurricane Florence to pass after evacuating from their nearby homes in Conway, South Carolina.
    AP Photo/David Goldman
  • Sep 13, 2018

    Paula Baker carries flowers she'll leave on her son's grave that she plans on visiting after evacuating her home in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.
    AP Photo/David Goldman
  • Sep 13, 2018

    People line up outside a Home Depot for a new supply of generators and plywood in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina.
    AP Photo/Chuck Burton
  • Sep 13, 2018

    As a truck dumps more sand, residents fill sandbags, in Virginia Beach, Virginia as Hurricane Florence moves towards the eastern shore.
    AP Photo/Alex Brandon
  • Sep 13, 2018

    Chloe Heeden, 4, from Virginia Beach, Va., drags a sandbag to her father's car, in Virginia Beach, Virginia as Hurricane Florence moves towards the eastern shore. The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, about a day later than previously expected. The track also shifted somewhat south and west, throwing Georgia into peril as Florence moves inland.
    AP Photo/Alex Brandon
  • Sep 13, 2018

    Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.
    AP Photo/Chuck Burton
  • Sep 13, 2018

    Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.
    AP Photo/Chuck Burton
  • Sep 13, 2018

    Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.
    AP Photo/Chuck Burton
  • Sep 13, 2018

    A storm front passes homes in North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, prior to Hurricane Florence moving toward the east coast.
    AP Photo/Tom Copeland
  • Sep 13, 2018

    Traffic backs up along Oyster Point Road as people attempt to pickup sandbags. The city of Newport News was offering free sandbags to residents at the Public Works Operations Center as Hurricane Florence approaches. Police officers turned away residents because of traffic congestion on Oyster Point Road.
    Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP
  • Sep 13, 2018

    A boat is docked partially in the road as workers pull boats from the water in Wanchese Harbor in Wanchese, North Carolina as Hurricane Florence approaches the coast of the Carolinas.
    AP Photo/Gerry Broome
  • Sep 12, 2018

    This GOES-15 satellite image provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Millions of Americans are preparing for what could be one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.
    NOAA via AP
  • Sep 12, 2018

    Crews board up the Oceanic restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
    Matt Born/The Star-News via AP
  • Sep 12, 2018

    Adam Bazemore places sandbags in the doorways, in the Willoughby Spit area of Norfolk, Virginia as he makes preparations for Hurricane Florence.
    AP Photo/Alex Brandon
  • Sep 12, 2018

    Mark Mead boards up his rental property in Oak Island, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
    Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP
  • Sep 12, 2018

    Brandon Alston carries a board to be placed over a window of the Casemate Museum on Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia. The staff is preparing for rising waters and other possible flooding due to Hurricane Florence.
    Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP
  • Sep 12, 2018

    Preston Guiher carries a sheet of plywood as he prepares to board up a Wells Fargo bank in preparation for Hurricane Florence in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.
    AP Photo/Mic Smith
  • Sep 12, 2018

    Employees of Redix board up the front windows of the store in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Mandatory evacuations were imposed for parts of several East Coast states as millions of Americans prepared for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.
    Matt Born/The Star-News via AP
  • Sep 12, 2018

    An auto parts store has wood paneling installed over the windows in New Bern, North Carolina, as a precaution against storm damage from Hurricane Florence.
    Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP
  • Sep 12, 2018

    Emmett West pulls his boat from a nearby marina to secure it at his home ahead Hurricane Florence in Morehead City, North Carolina. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.
    AP Photo/David Goldman
  • Sep 12, 2018

    In this photo released by the U.S. Marine Corps, recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, prepare to evacuate to Marine Corps Logistic Base Albany following an evacuation order directed by Brig. Gen. James Glynn, the depot's commanding general. All Marines at the depot who are currently in recruit training will be transported to the base in Georgia.
    Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal/U.S. Marine Corps via AP
  • Sep 12, 2018

    Both sides of Interstate 26 in North Charleston, South Carolina, flow westbound toward Columbia, S.C, in preparation for Hurricane Florence.
    AP Photo/Mic Smith
  • Sep 12, 2018

    An F-22 departs Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, as Hurricane Florence approaches the Eastern Seaboard. Officials from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton said the base's F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talon training jets, as a precaution, were headed for Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in central Ohio.
    Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP
  • Sep 11, 2018

    In this photo provided by DroneBase, waves crash along Avon, North Carolina, in the Outer Banks ahead of Hurricane Florence.
    DroneBase via AP
  • Sep 11, 2018

    This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station as it threatens the U.S. East Coast.
    NASA via AP
  • Sep 11, 2018

    In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk after the announcement of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Virginia.
    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/U.S. Navy via AP
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Residents of the Isle of Palms, South Carolina, fill sand bags at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Florence at the Isle of Palms South Carolina.
    AP Photo/Mic Smith
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Walker Townsend, at left, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, at right, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Florence at the Isle of Palms South Carolina.
    AP Photo/Mic Smith
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Kevin Orth loads sandbags into cars on Milford Street as he helps residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, in Charleston, South Carolina.
    Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Florence at the Isle of Palms South Carolina.
    AP Photo/Mic Smith
  • Sep 11, 2018

    People buy supplies at The Home Depot in Wilmington, North Carolina. Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week.
    Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP
  • Sep 11, 2018

    People shop at the Harris Teeter, filling up on water and supplies as Hurricane Florence becomes a threat to the coast in Charleston, South Carolina.
    Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Chris Rayner helps customers load their cars as they buy supplies at The Home Depot in Wilmington, North Carolina.
    Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Larry Pierson, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., purchases bottled water from the Harris Teeter grocery store on the Isle of Palms in preparation for Hurricane Florence at the Isle of Palms South Carolina.
    AP Photo/Mic Smith
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Chris Brace, from Charleston, S.C. lowers hurricane shutters on a client's house in preparation for Hurricane Florence at Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Brace said that after S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster ordered an evacuation the property owner asked for the house to be boarded up.
    AP Photo/Mic Smith
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