Trump Says Florence May Likely Be One Of Strongest Hurricanes In Decades

Trump Says Florence May Likely Be One of Strongest Hurricanes in Decades

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) Hurricane Florence may likely become one of the strongest seen in decades, US President Donald Trump said at the White House.

"This is going to be a storm that is going to be a very large one, far larger than we have seen in perhaps decades," Trump said on Tuesday.

Florence is expected to make landfall somewhere along the southeastern United States, likely near the border between South and North Carolina on early Friday.

Those and several other US states such as Maryland and Virginia - as well as Washington, DC - declared state of emergency ahead of the hurricane landfall.

Trump assured Americans that his administration is ready to face the disaster. "We are totally prepared. We are ready as anybody has ever been," he said.

Trump also said that US power companies are taking all the necessary precautions to prevent widespread outages.

Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) director Brock Long warned that Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and may have devastating impact in both Carolinas as well as in central parts of the state of Virginia.

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