Hurricane Florence is moving at full force across the Carolinas, submerging homes, with days more rain in store.
The Category 1 hurricane’s storm, with treacherous wind and rain, is expected to cause more damage through the weekend, pounding some of the same areas over and over.
By Friday, September 14, CNN reported that hurricane Florence already forced 26,000 people into more than 200 emergency shelters across the Carolinas, stopped power to more than 620,000 customers, and prompted 4,000 National Guard soldiers and 40,000 electric workers to mobilize in response.
Celebrities have been sending their prayers to the families affected by the storm surge:
Praying for those in the Carolinas and surrounding areas facing Hurricane Florence. Please stay safe. 🙏
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) September 14, 2018
Thinking of the people in the Carolinas. Thank you to the first responders who are taking immediate action to help. Be safe! #HurricaneFlorence
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 14, 2018
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) September 14, 2018
Am 🙏🏻For All Those In Path Of Hurricane Florence.Every One Of Us Holds your Hearts in Our Hands As you go Through This Turbulent Time.
At this moment we are all Brothers,Sisters.
— Cher (@cher) September 14, 2018
Praying for my home state NC and all the surrounding areas. Stay safe and take every precaution you can!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) September 14, 2018
For those who have anxiety & are scared, I’ve met thousands of affected by disasters & when you stick together, have faith, appreciate family & get involved in the rebuild, you survive & prevail. Sometimes we have to go straight through a storm & come out the other side. #bstrong
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) September 14, 2018
Thoughts are with everyone affected by this monster. Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina https://t.co/siyFvbaqpX
— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) September 14, 2018
The storm is expected to travel as far as southeastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina through Saturday, September 15, with repeated heavy rain and damaging winds.
Our thoughts and prayers are with families in the affected area.
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