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Water was sold out at a grocery store in North Miami, Fla., on Friday as residents heeded warnings to stockpile a week's worth of food and supplies before Hurricane Dorian arrives on Monday. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Hurricane Dorian has now left the Caribbean Sea and is predicted to intensify rapidly as it crosses the Atlantic on the way to Florida's central east coast. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/ GOES-East hide caption

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Hurricane Dorian Expected To Hit Florida Coast With 130 MPH Winds On Labor Day

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A satellite image taken Monday shows Tropical Storm Dorian heading westward toward the Caribbean Sea. The storm could become Hurricane Dorian by late Tuesday, forecasters say. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/GOES-East hide caption

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The storm surge from Tropical Storm Barry started pushing water into areas around Lake Pontchartrain Friday, as the storm slowly moved toward shore. Here, an SUV travels down Breakwater Drive near the Orleans Marina in New Orleans. The area is behind a flood wall that protects the rest of the city. Matthew Hinton/AP hide caption

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A hurricane warning has been issued for the Gulf Coast of Florida from the Alabama/Florida border eastward to the Suwannee River. The strengthening storm is expected to head north across the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall on Wednesday. NOAA/NWS, Esri, HERE, Garmin, Earthstar Geographics hide caption

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Debris from a nearby rooftop shows the force of Tropical Storm Florence's wind gusts in Wilmington, N.C., on Friday. Phyllis B. Dooney for NPR hide caption

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Tropical Storm Florence, 'An Uninvited Brute,' Brings Floods, And At Least 5 Deaths

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Jacob Harrelson and his wife, Beth, install protective plywood on a local business in anticipation of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C., on Wednesday. Phyllis B. Dooney for NPR hide caption

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Florence Making Landfall On Carolina Coast, Bringing Storm Surge, Heavy Rain

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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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