Hurricane Florence weakens but remains dangerous as it approaches Carolinas

Hurricane Florence’s outer rain bands approached the coast of the Carolinas early Thursday, with its top sustained winds decreasing to 110 miles per hour from a high of 140 miles per hour.

Authorities warned that high winds, storm surge, and heavy rains could still cause catastrophic flooding as the storm’s forward speed slows and it drenches inland areas for days.

The storm is expected to make landfall in the Carolinas early Friday. Authorities there have urged more than 1 million people to evacuate coastal areas.

President Trump said the government was prepared to respond to the storm but urged people in its path to seek safe shelter. “Don’t play games with it,” he said. “It’s a big one.”

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