Tropical Storm Florence was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane on Friday and is poised to affect more than 10 million this week in the southeastern U.S.
Once a powerful Category 4 storm, Florence became a slow-moving Category 1 before it made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina, on Friday. However, forecasters warned the storm could bring catastrophic storm surges and cause devastating flooding.
Here’s what you need to know about Florence and its path.
Where is the hurricane now?
The storm is 70 miles west-southwest of Florence, South Carolina, and 25 miles southeast of Columbia, South Carolina, the NHC said Sunday in a 1 a.m. ET advisory.
The storm is moving west at 6 mph and has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
“The center of Florence continues its slow westward trek across eastern South Carolina. Heavy rains and catastrophic flooding continue across portions of North Carolina and South Carolina,” the center said.
What else should I know?
“The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued north of Surf City, North Carolina. All Storm Surge Warnings have been discontinued,” the NHC said.
However, a tropical storm warning is in effect from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Surf City, North Carolina, the center said, adding “interests elsewhere in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic state should monitor the progress of Florence due to the heavy rainfall threat.”
“On the forecast track, Florence’s center will move across the western Carolinas on Sunday and then recurve over the Ohio Valley and Northeast U.S. Monday and Tuesday,” the NHC said.
“Additional weakening is forecast while the center moves farther inland, and Florence is expected to become a tropical depression [Sunday] morning,” the NHC added.
“Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!” President Trump said ahead of the storm’s landfall.
If you’ve been impacted by Florence, you can find emergency contacts here.
Fox News’ Madeline Farber, Amy Lieu, Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Stephen Sorace, Elizabeth Zwirz, Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.