The category three storm is ploughing towards the east coast and is due to make landfall in SC early on Friday morning.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, concerned the storm would bring its devastation south, issued an emergency declaration for all 159 counties in his state.
Emergency preparations in the area included activating 2,800 National Guard troops in North Carolina, stockpiling food, setting up shelters, switching traffic patterns so that major roads led away from shore and securing 16 nuclear reactors in the three-state region.
"Do you want to get hit with a train or do you want to get hit with a cement truck?" said Jeff Byard, an administrator with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Tropical storm-force winds extended 195 miles (315 kilometers) from Florence's center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles (110 kilometers).
"I've been through hurricanes before but never with kids", she said.
Duke Energy has around 4 million customers in North and SC, and says it could take several weeks to restore the electricity.
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Officials in the potential path of Florence urged people to evacuate their coastal homes and directed drivers away from the coast. He asked citizens in danger zones to heed warnings because "your time is running out". "Inland flooding kills a lot of people".
"As we have been predicting, this hurricane is unpredictable", McMaster said at a news briefing updating the state's response to Florence on Wednesday.
"This is a very risky hurricane", Mr McMaster said, adding that the evacuation order for coastal counties was "mandatory, not voluntary".
Recent forecasts show the likely path of the hurricane and surrounding storm to head southwards after smacking into North Carolina and SC.
"At this time I have not ordered an evacuation for Jasper, Beaufort and Colleton counties".
Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte.
"Get out of its way, don't play games with it, it's a big one, maybe as big as they've seen", Trump said.
"It's been really nice", Nicole Roland said. "You feel like you should have already left".
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He said all the calls for reservations were coming from either SC and North Carolina where the damage is supposed to be the worst. Even miles away from the Atlantic, North Carolina residents in low-lying areas are boarding up and emptying stores.
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People in the Carolinas had the daytime hours Thursday to complete their final preparations to ride out or escape the storm. Storm surge is why many of you have been placed under evacuation and we are asking citizens to please heed a warning .
By early evening, almost 70,000 residents were without electricity, according to North Carolina Emergency Management. Zookeepers and veterinarians resolved to hunker down with the creatures and see them through the storm.
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That will be in addition to a storm surge that could reach nine feet. "This storm will bring destruction to North Carolina ", Gov. Amparo did not specify how many modular units were on hand to respond to Hurricane Florence , but said it was "more than 2,000".
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He asked citizens in danger zones to heed warnings because "your time is running out". "Inland flooding kills a lot of people". Forecasts generally project Florence to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane.