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Hurricane Florence will bring tropical storm conditions to North Carolina and South Carolina on Thursday and hurricane conditions on Friday. This satellite image was captured around 1:45 p.m. ET Wednesday. NOAA/STAR hide caption

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Are Hurricanes Getting Worse?

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Hurricane Florence is expected to hit the Southeastern U.S. coast as a major hurricane on Thursday or Friday, after rapidly intensifying. National Hurricane Center hide caption

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Tropical Storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East Coast next week. Emergency officials have told residents to expect immediate threats of ocean swells, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding. National Hurricane Center and NPR hide caption

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NOAA's GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma as it moved toward the Florida Coast in the Caribbean Sea on Sept. 07, 2017. Irma was a Category 5 hurricane, and in its aftermath, some people want a Category 6. NOAA /Getty Images hide caption

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Some Survivors Of Category 5 Hurricane Irma Want A Category 6

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This graphic, created by the NWS/NCEP Weather Prediction Center, shows rainfall potential for Subtropical Storm Alberto. National Hurricane Center/NOAA hide caption

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Larry Dimas walks around his destroyed trailer in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Immokalee, Fla., on Sept. 11, 2017. The World Meteorological Organization will no longer use Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate to name hurricanes. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Residents seek shelter inside Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, early on Wednesday, as Hurricane Maria struck the island. Hector Retamal /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People bike on the beach ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Atlantic Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. Droves of people in the U.S. have begun evacuating coastal areas ahead of the storm, which tracked a deadly path through the Caribbean in a maelstrom of wind, mud and water. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Hermine forming in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. The storm is expected to make landfall north of Tampa late Thursday night or early Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center says. NASA/NOAA GOES Project hide caption

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Debris covers a road after heavy rains from Tropical Storm Erika hit the Caribbean island of Dominica in this picture from Robert Tonge, Dominican Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, taken on Thursday. HANDOUT/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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An orange clownfish named Marlin searches for his son in an ocean full of perils in the Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo. Pixar Animation Studios/AP hide caption

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This satellite image from the National Hurricane Center in Miami shows Sandy at 10:03 a.m., Sunday. AP hide caption

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