>> More than 1.5 million people have been told to fly their homes as hurricane Florence barrels toward the Eastern Sea Board. The category four storm is the most powerful hurricane to threaten the Carolina's in three decades. It's packing winds of 130 miles per hour and it's expected to grow even stronger before making land fall on Friday.
>> There's currently nothing that's projected to slow the storm down, to weaken the storm. We are planning for a hard impact of a category four storm somewhere on the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia. We will experience power outages. We will have infrastructure damaged. There will be homes damaged.
>> Many South Carolina residents say they don't want to leave. Others say they're out.>> Over the years that I have seen the damage that these storms can do, so I don't really wanna take no chances.>> Trump tweeted his support for the Carolina's and Virginia Monday night, urging residents to take all necessary precautions.
Virginia governor Ralph Northam joined the chorus of warnings and issued a evacuation order for about a quarter million residents in flood prone coastal areas beginning Tuesday morning.>> The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds, flooding is the deadliest result of these storms.>> Some areas could see storm surges as high as 12 feet and as much as 30 inches of rain.
Forecasters are also warning the storm could linger for days after making landfall.