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MOREHEAD CITY, NC - SEPTEMBER 12: Windows and doors are boarded up in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Florence September 12, 2018 in Morehead City, North Carolina. Coastal cities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virgnian are under evacuation orders as the category 3 hurricane approaches the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

As Hurricane Florence draws close to the Carolinas, people are preparing for the category 4 storm.

Florence is a mammoth, storm with sustained winds of up to 140 mph and is expected to reach the Carolinas early overnight Thursday. There have been more than a million people have been ordered to evacuate coastal areas and twenty inches of rain or more in some areas.

Stay safe out there Carolinas.