Tropical Storm Florence was upgraded to a hurricane Sunday and is expected to slam the East Coast as a major hurricane, making it a Category 3 or stronger, as early as Thursday. The storm's anticipated path will take it south of Bermuda but north of Florida and the Caribbean, likely making landfall in Georgia or the Carolinas. North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have already declared states of emergency to receive federal funding to deal with the storm's probable damage. "While it's still too early to know the storm's path, we know we have to be prepared," said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D). The peak of Atlantic hurricane season is Sept. 10.

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