- North and South Carolina declare states of emergency
- Storm expected to hit south-eastern US on Thursday
Tropical storm Florence is becoming a “better organized” weather system that will likely strengthen into a hurricane late on Saturday, weather forecasters said.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm was expected to become a “major hurricane” by Tuesday as it passes between Bermuda and the Bahamas. The storm is expected to approach the south-east US coast on Thursday.