Simply put Florence isn’t like Katrina. Hurricane Florence is more like Harvey. A huge rain maker.

From WaPo :

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on Friday, battering the state with a powerful combination of wind and rain. The storm has been linked to several deaths, according to officials. Some areas are grappling with intense flooding, while hundreds in the city of New Bern required rescue in the early hours of the day.

Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm Friday afternoon, is expected to keep lashing parts of North and South Carolina into the weekend. Follow the storm’s projected path here and read the latest forecasts here.

To my friends in Asheville, NC. Be Safe. You know where the low laying areas are. They flood all of the time. Get out of there. Plenty of rain coming your way.