In the United States, stes of emergency have been delcared in florida, both North and South carolin and Georgia as authorities urge residents along the coastlines to seek eshelter further inland.
According to The Associated Press, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency Wednesday for the state's 100-mile (160-kilometer) swath of Atlantic coast, which was last struck by a hurricane of force Category 3 or higher in 1898. His South Carolina counterpart, Gov. Henry McMaster, declared an emergency for that neighboring state as officials assessed the chances of receiving a major hurricane strike there for the first time in nearly 28 years.