East Coast

A Virginia Beach, Va., resident moves a sandbag before loading it in his truck, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., as Hurricane Florence moves towards the eastern shore. The National Hurricane Center's projected track had Florence hovering off the southern North Carolina coast from Thursday night until landfall Saturday morning or so, about a day later than previously expected. The track also shifted somewhat south and west, throwing Georgia into peril as Florence moves inland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A ‘shutdown’ before the shutdown?

Storm watchers’ biggest fear is that, like Hurricane Harvey last year, the giant Florence will slow almost to walking speed and dump feet of water on the…

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