A powerful storm pounded the northeastern United States early on Tuesday, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings to stay off the roads.
Seven people have been killed and more than 600,000 homes and businesses across North Carolina have lost power. Authorities warn of epic flooding, as the storm's effects will be felt for the next two days.
Hurricane Florence is expected to become a Category 5 storm as it churns towards the US East Coast. Authorities are warning of severe coastal and inland flooding.
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.
At least five people have been killed by a powerful nor'easter that slammed into the US East Coast and Midwest, bringing snow, rain and hurricane-force winds. A flight into Dulles Airport also faced a rough landing.
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