Hurricane Florence strengthens as forecasters warn it could pose a threat to the east coast of the United States

Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the season, was hitting Bermuda on Wednesday, as forecasters warn that it could also pose a threat to the east coast of the United States next week.

Hurricane Florence is strengthened to a category 4 as it heads towards Bermuda, as forecasters warn it could also pose a threat to the east coast of the United States.

  • Hurricane Florence strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday
  • The first hurricane of the Atlantic season is expected to cause "life threatening" waves and living conditions in Bermuda by Friday
  • The waves of Florence could also reach the east coast early next week
  • A Weather Channel hurricane expert warned that a close encounter with the United States was not unrealistic
  • If you keep tracking to the US UU. I could make land from the Carolinas to New England.

Emily Crane for Dailymail.com

Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the season, is currently hitting Bermuda, as forecasters warn that it could also pose a threat to the east coast of the United States.

The hurricane strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds estimated at 130 mph.

Hurricane Florence centered 1,295 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and advanced northwestward at 13 mph as of Wednesday afternoon.

Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the season, was hitting Bermuda on Wednesday, as forecasters warn that it could also pose a threat to the east coast of the United States next week.

Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane of the season, was hitting Bermuda on Wednesday, as forecasters warn that it could also pose a threat to the east coast of the United States next week.

The first hurricane of the Atlantic season is expected to cause life-threatening waves of waves and break current conditions in Bermuda by Friday, but forecasters said it was too early to say if it would touch land.

The National Hurricane Center said the waves in Florence could also reach the east coast early next week.

Weather Channel's hurricane expert, Greg Postel, warned people to keep checking the latest news about the major hurricane.

"A close encounter with the United States is not unrealistic next week," he tweeted.

If Florence keeps tracking to the US The hurricane may touch land from the Carolinas to New England starting Wednesday, reports AccuWeather.

Hurricane Florence (abvove) was centered at 1,295 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and advanced northwestward at 13 mph as of Wednesday afternoon

Hurricane Florence (abvove) was centered at 1,295 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and advanced northwestward at 13 mph as of Wednesday afternoon

Hurricane Florence (abvove) was centered at 1,295 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and advanced northwestward at 13 mph as of Wednesday afternoon

The National Hurricane Center said the waves from Florence could also reach the east coast early next week.

The National Hurricane Center said the waves from Florence could also reach the east coast early next week.

The National Hurricane Center said the waves from Florence could also reach the east coast early next week.

Florence is expected to cause life-threatening waves and break current conditions in Bermuda by Friday, but forecasters said it was too early to say whether it would reach land.

Florence is expected to cause life-threatening waves and break current conditions in Bermuda by Friday, but forecasters said it was too early to say whether it would reach land.

Florence is expected to cause life-threatening waves and break current conditions in Bermuda by Friday, but forecasters said it was too early to say whether it would reach land.

The National Hurricane Center said some weakening is expected for Florence over the next few days, but it is expected to remain a powerful hurricane early next week.

As Hurricane Florence strengthened on Wednesday, tropical storm Gordon weakened and dropped heavy rains that threatened to cause flooding in several southern states.

Gordon made landfall Tuesday night near the Alabama-Mississippi border with winds close to the force of hurricanes.

A two-year-old girl died when a tree fell in a mobile home in Pensacola, Florida, as the storm caused heavy rains and flooding in western Florida and the Alabama coast.

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