As the US East Coast braces for the biggest storm in a generation, Brent Goff talks to DW's Maya Shwayder on The Day about how prepared people are for Hurricane Florence.
Hurricane Michael has hit the the coast of the Florida Panhandle. Thousands of people evacuated their homes ahead of the storm's arrival but others hoped to ride out the storm in their homes.
Hurricane Willa made landfall on the west coast of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour. Later downgraded to a depression, it was dumping heavy rains across the region.
The Category 4 storm could have a "potentially catastrophic impact" on Western Sinaloa and Nayarit states. The hurricane will make landfall on the same day as Tropical Storm Vicente hammers the coast further south.
From Charleston's colonial mansions, to fragile Outer Banks beaches, to exalted centers of American history, the tourism-heavy US East Coast is facing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.
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