Climate Change Supercharges Hurricane Florence as 1.5 Million Evacuate in Carolinas and Virginia

The Extinction Chronicles

More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as Hurricane Florence continues to gain strength as it barrels toward the East Coast. The enormous Category 4 storm is projected to make landfall on Thursday or Friday, bringing with it heavy rains and high winds that could linger for days after hitting land. People up and down the coast are preparing for extreme flooding and what the National Hurricane Center is calling a “life-threatening storm surge.” Experts are warning the damage could be catastrophic.

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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. We begin today’s show with Hurricane Florence.

More than 1.5 million people have been ordered to evacuate the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina and the entire South Carolina coast as…

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