The updates and news about hurricane season are a lot to keep up with–here's what to know about the storms.

By Stacey Leasca
September 13, 2018

Hurricane season is officially here.

On Thursday, Hurricane Florence’s path took the massive storm straight into South and North Carolinas, bringing with it heavy wind and rain and the potential for major destruction. The hurricane is expected to stay over the Carolinas coastline for several days and potentially have devastating effects on the landscape of the states, homes, and the people who stayed to ride out the storm.

"Catastrophic effects will be felt outside the center of the storm due to storm surge as high as 9 to 13 feet. That's the second story of a house," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday morning according to CNN. "Tens of thousands of structures are expected to be flooded, and many more by rising rivers and creeks."

To stay informed on its path, check in with The Weather Channel, which will have extensive hurricane updates all weekend long.

Florence isn’t the first—nor will it be the last—named hurricane of the 2018 season. Here’s everything you need to know about hurricane season and how to prepare for the storms.

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