Duke Energy, a power company in the Carolinas, estimated that one million to three million customers could lose electricity because of the storm and that it could take weeks to restore.
"Were just trying to plan for the future here, not having a house for an extended period of time", David Garrigus said.
But what makes Florence so different from other storms this year? Heavy rains were forecast to extend into the Appalachians, affecting parts of Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned that staying put would be a grave mistake and said people in evacuation zones "need to get out now".
Surfers head to the waves, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., before the arrival of Hurricane Florence.
"We have a duty to everybody here in the city and we take that very seriously", Vest said. Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely unsafe storm for rain and storm surge.
Enough rain could fall to break North Carolina's record for a tropical storm - 24 inches - set near Wilmington during Hurricane Floyd in 1999, said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations at the Weather Service's national prediction center.
Hurricanes have a lot of water and if the storm is moving at 10 or 15 miles per hour then it would rain itself out over a much larger area, spreading its rainfall over multiple states instead of just a couple.
"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said. The storm is expected to slowly move inland, battering much of the USA coast for days.
"The biggest thing is you're always anxious about yourself and friends and family - and whether they'll have a place to come back to", he said.
"I'm not approaching Florence from fear or panic", said Brad Corpening (35), who planned to ride out the storm in his boarded-up delicatessen in Wilmington.
More than a million people have been urged to evacuate from the storm's path.
The White House has approved requests from North Carolina and SC for federal emergency declarations, allowing for greater coordination among states and federal agencies.
In addition, the Georgia Hospital Association has created a webpage, www.gha.org/HurricaneCentral, that Georgia Emergency Management will keep updated with evacuee information to include Georgia Parks space that is available at no cost to evacuees.
Marshall: You mentioned some hefty winds here in the Charlotte area.
Almost 1000 prisoners in SC will not be moved from their cells, despite a mandatory evacuation order in the area.
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