Florence required to rank among the top 10 costliest hurricanes ever

Waves crash around the Oceana Pier as the outer edges of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast September 13, 2018 in Atlantic Beach, United States. Coastal cities in North Carolina, South Carolina as well as also Virgnian are under evacuation orders as the Category 2 hurricane approaches the United States. 

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Waves crash around the Oceana Pier as the outer edges of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast September 13, 2018 in Atlantic Beach, United States. Coastal cities in North Carolina, South Carolina as well as also Virgnian are under evacuation orders as the Category 2 hurricane approaches the United States. 

The National Hurricane Center lowered Hurricane Florence to Category 2 on Thursday, nevertheless the catastrophic combination of heavy rain as well as also a severe storm surge are generating the storm more dangerous than ever.

With Florence nearing landfall, AccuWeather founder as well as also president as well as also chairman Joel Myers estimated the costs coming from the storm will be at least $30 billion, as well as also as much as $60 billion, placing the item easily within the top 10 costliest in U.S. history.

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