While the US prepares for a category 4 hurricane, Japan reels from its strongest typhoon for a quarter of a century

The hurricane named Florence is expected to hit the east coast of the US, between North Georgia and South Virginia on 13 September. Florence began life as “tropical depression 6”, intensified to a tropical storm over the following few days and to a hurricane on 5 September. It then weakened, but since has been undergoing re-intensification and is expected to return to hurricane strengthbefore landfall, with a forecast intensity of category 4.

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