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Hurricane Florence barrels towards Carolinas

A view of Hurricane Florence is shown churning in the Atlantic Ocean in a west, north-westerly direction heading for the eastern coastline of the United States, taken by cameras outside the International Space Station, September 12, 2018. NASA/Handout via REUTERS

A view of Hurricane Florence is shown churning in the Atlantic Ocean in a west, north-westerly direction heading for the eastern coastline of the United States, taken by cameras outside the International Space Station, September 12, 2018....more

A view of Hurricane Florence is shown churning in the Atlantic Ocean in a west, north-westerly direction heading for the eastern coastline of the United States, taken by cameras outside the International Space Station, September 12, 2018. NASA/Handout via REUTERS
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Water from Neuse River floods houses as Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Water from Neuse River floods houses as Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Water from Neuse River floods houses as Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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People are seen inside a shelter run by Red Cross before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People are seen inside a shelter run by Red Cross before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

People are seen inside a shelter run by Red Cross before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A woman sits in a shelter run by Red Cross before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A woman sits in a shelter run by Red Cross before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A woman sits in a shelter run by Red Cross before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Grantsboro, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A man points to water coming from Neuse River as it starts flooding houses before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A man points to water coming from Neuse River as it starts flooding houses before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A man points to water coming from Neuse River as it starts flooding houses before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in New Bern, North Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Latonya Willis of Wilmington holds her 17-month-old son Ayden, with her other children Kaiden and Dailyn in tow, before heading out on a evacuation bus in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Latonya Willis of Wilmington holds her 17-month-old son Ayden, with her other children Kaiden and Dailyn in tow, before heading out on a evacuation bus in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Latonya Willis of Wilmington holds her 17-month-old son Ayden, with her other children Kaiden and Dailyn in tow, before heading out on a evacuation bus in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Lisa Evers and her daughter Amanda Hamilton, both of Oak Island, decorate their storm shutters before evacuating ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Lisa Evers and her daughter Amanda Hamilton, both of Oak Island, decorate their storm shutters before evacuating ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Lisa Evers and her daughter Amanda Hamilton, both of Oak Island, decorate their storm shutters before evacuating ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Homes are boarded up before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Homes are boarded up before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Homes are boarded up before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A woman looks for shells in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

A woman looks for shells in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

A woman looks for shells in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Workers prepare a house with storm shutters ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Workers prepare a house with storm shutters ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Workers prepare a house with storm shutters ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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A message is posted on a boarded up building on Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A message is posted on a boarded up building on Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A message is posted on a boarded up building on Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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A family enjoys the surf ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

A family enjoys the surf ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

A family enjoys the surf ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Oak Island, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Katrina Faircloth of Wilmington waits on an evacuation bus to Raleigh, North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Katrina Faircloth of Wilmington waits on an evacuation bus to Raleigh, North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Katrina Faircloth of Wilmington waits on an evacuation bus to Raleigh, North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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U.S. Air Force F-15E Striker Eagles from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive on the flight line during a Hurricane Florence evacuation to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 12, 2018. U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Air Force F-15E Striker Eagles from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive on the flight line during a Hurricane Florence evacuation to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 12, 2018. U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class...more

U.S. Air Force F-15E Striker Eagles from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive on the flight line during a Hurricane Florence evacuation to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, September 12, 2018. U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller/Handout via REUTERS
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Dennis Kernodle talks on the phone during storm preparations of his oceanfront home ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Dennis Kernodle talks on the phone during storm preparations of his oceanfront home ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Dennis Kernodle talks on the phone during storm preparations of his oceanfront home ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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A man sweeps the entrance of a boarded up store before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man sweeps the entrance of a boarded up store before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man sweeps the entrance of a boarded up store before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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People line up for ice before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People line up for ice before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

People line up for ice before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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U.S. Marine recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island prepare to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence at Parris Island, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marine recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island prepare to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence at Parris Island, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Marine recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island prepare to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence at Parris Island, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal/Handout via REUTERS
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Workers are seen as they work to secure plywood ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Workers are seen as they work to secure plywood ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Workers are seen as they work to secure plywood ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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Hurricane Florence is seen from the International Space Station as it churns in the Atlantic Ocean towards the east coast of the United States, September 10, 2018. NASA/Handout via REUTERS

Hurricane Florence is seen from the International Space Station as it churns in the Atlantic Ocean towards the east coast of the United States, September 10, 2018. NASA/Handout via REUTERS

Hurricane Florence is seen from the International Space Station as it churns in the Atlantic Ocean towards the east coast of the United States, September 10, 2018. NASA/Handout via REUTERS
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Heather Samson, owner of Beach Beads and Glass Studio, uses spray paint to leave messages on hurricane shutters at her business in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Heather Samson, owner of Beach Beads and Glass Studio, uses spray paint to leave messages on hurricane shutters at her business in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Heather Samson, owner of Beach Beads and Glass Studio, uses spray paint to leave messages on hurricane shutters at her business in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Customers line up to buy propane at Socastee Hardware store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Customers line up to buy propane at Socastee Hardware store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Customers line up to buy propane at Socastee Hardware store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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President Donald Trump holds an Oval Office meeting on hurricane preparations for Hurricane Florence at the White House in Washington, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

President Donald Trump holds an Oval Office meeting on hurricane preparations for Hurricane Florence at the White House in Washington, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

President Donald Trump holds an Oval Office meeting on hurricane preparations for Hurricane Florence at the White House in Washington, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Vehicles travel westbound on Interstate 26 ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence near Orangeburg, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Vehicles travel westbound on Interstate 26 ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence near Orangeburg, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Vehicles travel westbound on Interstate 26 ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence near Orangeburg, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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John Muchmore helps to lay sandbags at the Afterdeck condos ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Garden City Beach, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

John Muchmore helps to lay sandbags at the Afterdeck condos ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Garden City Beach, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

John Muchmore helps to lay sandbags at the Afterdeck condos ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Florence in Garden City Beach, South Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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A sailor heaves line in preparation ahead of Hurricane Florence at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, September 11, 2018. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/US Navy/Handout via REUTERS

A sailor heaves line in preparation ahead of Hurricane Florence at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, September 11, 2018. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/US Navy/Handout via REUTERS

A sailor heaves line in preparation ahead of Hurricane Florence at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, September 11, 2018. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/US Navy/Handout via REUTERS
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Trent Bullard fills gas containers for his generator ahead of Hurricane Florence in Pembroke, North Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anna Driver

Trent Bullard fills gas containers for his generator ahead of Hurricane Florence in Pembroke, North Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anna Driver

Trent Bullard fills gas containers for his generator ahead of Hurricane Florence in Pembroke, North Carolina, September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Anna Driver
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Lewis Cooper of Myrtle Beach lines up with other customers to buy propane at Socastee Hardware store, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Lewis Cooper of Myrtle Beach lines up with other customers to buy propane at Socastee Hardware store, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Lewis Cooper of Myrtle Beach lines up with other customers to buy propane at Socastee Hardware store, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk to ride out the storm in the Atlantic Ocean ahead of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Virginia, September 10, 2018. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/Handout via REUTERS

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk to ride out the storm in the Atlantic Ocean ahead of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Virginia, September 10, 2018. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin...more

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk to ride out the storm in the Atlantic Ocean ahead of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Virginia, September 10, 2018. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/Handout via REUTERS
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