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Photos Of Hurricane Florence Approaching North Carolina Are Terrifying

photos of hurricane florence are terrifying

Hurricane Florence is coming. The storm, which is expected to be one of the biggest to ever hit North Carolina, South Carolina and parts of Virginia, should be making landfall sometime this weekend. The area is already starting to feel its effects, though.

Several college football games have already been canceled or postponed. There will not be any games being played close to the shoreline this weekend, understandably. has the latest on what to expect from the storm:

By late Thursday afternoon, the Carolina coasts can expect winds topping 80 mph. And that's just the prelude to untold days of misery.

What also makes Florence extremely dangerous are the deadly storm surges, mammoth coastal flooding and historic rainfall expected far inland.

"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. "Tens of thousands of structures are expected to be flooded, and many more by rising rivers and creeks."

Hurricane Florence is expected to hover over the Carolinas through Saturday night, dumping an insane amount of rain and wind on the area.

Photos of the beaches in North and South Carolina show how serious it's going to be.

The storm is expected to make landfall sometime late Thursday or on Friday, per CNN.

"Florence's center will approach the North and South Carolina coasts late Thursday and Friday. The actual landfall -- when the center of the eye reaches land -- will be Friday afternoon at the earliest, said Neil Jacobs of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," writes.

There have reportedly been 800-plus flights canceled as a result of Hurricane Florence. There have been 20-plus college football games canceled or postponed. Stay safe, everyone.