Loading articles...

Hurricane Florence downgraded to a Category 2 storm but is still considered extremely dangerous and life-threatening

Last Updated Sep 12, 2018 at 11:40 pm EST

FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo a man walks out of the boarded up Robert's Grocery in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Though it's far from clear how much economic havoc Hurricane Florence will inflict on the southeastern coast, from South Carolina through Virginia, the damage won't be easily or quickly overcome. In those states, critically important industries like tourism and agriculture are sure to suffer. "These storms can be very disruptive to regional economies, and it takes time for them to recover," said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody's Analytics. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Hurricane Florence downgraded to a Category 2 storm but is still considered extremely dangerous and life-threatening.