Hurricane Florence by the Pre-Landfall Numbers

Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 mid-Atlantic hurricane hours from landfall. At least 2 million people are under mandatory evacuation across three states.


With shelters open, and emergency responders from many states heading in as North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia residents flee, it’s just hours to go before Hurricane Florence makes landfall.

The stage is set for incredible storm surge, flooding and rescues for people that are sheltering in place despite warnings from FEMA, governors and mayors.

The first thing to know about Hurricane Florence is she has a 500-mile wingspan, by several estimates:

Andrea Fox is Editor of and Senior Editor at Lexipol. She is based in Massachusetts.