JOELY FISHER, PRESENTER: We’re at the height of Hurricane Florence, and the US government is running out of options.
The storm’s expected to hit the Atlantic coast on Friday, with the storm surge expected to reach about 10 metres in some places.
That’s a lot of water, and it could submerge houses.
So if you’re at home, you’re probably better off in a dry spot in the middle of nowhere, and that’s where we are right now.
The only option we have is staying indoors.
A flood warning has been issued for much of New England, and parts of Virginia.
In the city of Richmond, the National Guard has been sent to help with power and water supply.
We’re hearing that the National Weather Service says Florence will continue to move west.
But if you live in the Carolinas, you can rest easy.
The hurricane is now down to a tropical storm, and so we’re going to see a calm and calm sea for a few more days.
So while we’re in the midst of a hurricane, you should still be thinking about how to prepare for a storm, not just the possibility of one.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the storm could cause major flooding in parts of Florida and the Carolina.
We’ll be back next week with our full coverage of Hurricane Florentine.