Hurricane Florence, which made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Friday morning, has been downgraded to a tropical storm. More than a million students have been impacted by school closures.
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Districts serving more than 800,000 students have already closed in anticipation of the Category 4 storm. Florence could be the first Category 4 storm to hit the Carolinas since Hurricane Hugo in 1989.
If Hurricane Florence keeps its current course, the Carolina coast could start receiving tropical storm force winds as early as Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.