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Florence now tropical storm

Posted on: 09.14.2018 at 05:47 p.m.

Hurricane Florence is still being felt in Columbus County and Southeast North Carolina, but the deadly system is now a tropical storm, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm was centered roughly 25 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach at 5 p.m.

Winds have diminished from earlier peaks over 70 miles per hour. The storm is now moving west at around three miles per hour.

Heavy rains will continue through the night with stout winds. Drivers are urged to stay off roads due to debris nd dangerous conditions. A flash flood warning remains in effect.

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21sep11:00 am6:00 pmPostponed - 39th Annual Columbus County Industrial Golf TournamentDue to Hurricane Florence, the tournament has been postponed until the spring.

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07:0219:12 EDT
Feels like: 68°F
Wind: 1mph W
Humidity: 97%
Pressure: 30.2"Hg
UV index: 0

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