holden beach - On the east coast of the United States more than one million people have been advised to leave because of the approaching hurricane Florence. The powerful hurricane is expected to land onshore in North and South Carolina on Thursday. The emergency state has now been declared there, as well as in Virginia and Maryland.
Henry McMaster, governor of South Carolina, estimates that a million inhabitants along the coast have to look up in his state. In North Carolina, for the time being, there are 50,000 evacuees living on the elongated islands off the coast. It is expected that more islanders will have to leave their home on these Outer Banks. Large waves already crash down on the roads that lie behind the dunes.