It’s official: schools are closed and evacuations have been ordered in New Hanover county. The same goes for Brunswick county. The Outer Banks are under mandatory evacuation. The governor of South Carolina has ordered an evacuation of the coast.
This is serious, people. Florence is expected to become a category 4 hurricane. A hurricane of that magnitude is devastating. If you’re living in the affected areas and you can evacuate, do so now. Do not wait. Get out while you still can. Some hurricane preparedness sites, for your convenience:
For pet guardians: