A MILLION TOLD TO FLEE AS HURRICANE FLORENCE STALKS US EAST COAST
Charleston, US - More than a million people were under evacuation orders in the eastern United States on Tuesday, where powerful Hurricane Florence threatened catastrophic damage to a region popular with vacationers and home to crucial government institutions.
The menacing Category 4 storm packed winds of 215km per hour. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered as many as one million coastal residents to leave their homes ahead of the storm’s arrival on Thursday. Schools in 26 of the state’s 46 counties were ordered closed from Tuesday.