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    Hurricane Florence Weakens, But Remains Dangerous

    Although wind speeds have dropped to 110 miles per hour and the storm’s been downgraded to Category 2, forecasters warn that its wind field is widening. “This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast,” said one FEMA administrator. Still expected to make landfall early Friday, Florence could dump up to 40 inches of torrential rain Saturday and Sunday, potentially affecting as many as 10 million people through the Southeast. While predictions continue to vary, officials are urging residents to follow any evacuation orders and heed safety advice.

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