Hurricane Florence Prompts Preparedness

New Haven Independent -

New Haven Independent—Connecticut is expected to be spared the havoc of Hurricane Florence, but the storm’s impending landfall in the Carolinas prompted a reminder about preparedness.

Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations. UNITED STATES -- As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the United States, the governors of Virginia, North and South Carolina have issued mandatory evacuation orders affecting hundreds of thousands of residents in coastal areas. Florence was upgraded twice Monday to Category 4, prompting numerous warnings from state officials to not underestimate the threat the storm poses. The size of hurricane-force winds doubled over 12 hours from 30 to 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center...