The last Category 4 hurricane to plow directly into North Carolina was Hazel in 1954, a devastating storm that killed 19 people and destroyed some 15,000 homes.
At 5 a.m., the storm was centered 575 miles (925 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph (28 kph).
Packing maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour (225 km per hour), Florence's trajectory showed its center most likely to strike the southern coast of North Carolina by Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.
The NHC experts warned that "life-threatening storm surge (is) possible along the coasts of North and South Carolina".
Cooper and his SC counterpart, Henry McMaster, told the more than 1 million people who have been directed to leave that if they don't do so, they are on their own.
Meanwhile, the projections for rain are growing, adding to growing concerns about flooding across the two states: Coastal North Carolina now expects 20 to 30 inches, with isolated areas of 40 inches projected in SC. That funding can not be spent on disaster response, they said.
So far during in 2018 Atlantic hurricane season there have been nine tropical storms, of which five - Beryl, Chris, Helen, Isaac and Florence - have become hurricanes.
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The monster storm showed signs of slowing down as it inched closer to the US, according to the National Hurricane Center.
"We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan)", he tweeted.
Trump said that his administration is "ready".
"This is not a storm that people need to ride out", Cooper told reporters. It is the most risky of three tropical systems in the Atlantic.
Boeing Co suspended work on Tuesday at the SC plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners, and a Volvo automobile plant in South Carolina's evacuation zone was also closed, company officials said. "That means the more trees that could fall, the more power outages", National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham said.
Emlaw explained that there is a wide range of possibilities in rainfall amounts in the Lowcountry because no one knows whether the storm will stall offshore or move inland. Many areas in the low-lying city flood with routine rain storms, causing street closures and detours.
US President Donald Trump has authorised emergency measures to free up federal funds to help those responding to the storm.
In South Carolina, traffic along parts of Interstate 26 and USA 501 has been directed away from the coast.
At 4am BST Wednesday the "monster" storm was centred 670 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, moving at 17 mph. Hurricane Sandy formed in the Atlantic in 2012, hitting Jamaica and the Bahamas as a Category 1.
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Overall, compared with Harvey and Irma, Maria saw more funds loaned to homeowners rather than business owners. They said about 4,600 people died in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the hurricane from delayed medical care.
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Earlier Tuesday, President Donald Trump had reiterated his praise for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response. That assessment brought sharp rebukes from officials in Puerto Rico and congressional Democrats .
Forecasts generally project Florence to make landfall in southeastern North Carolina on Friday as a Category 3 or 4 hurricane. For public safety, our live streams will be available to all residents of North Carolina.
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A state of emergency has also been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina , Virginia and Washington. Hurricane conditions will likely hit the Carolina coast on Thursday night or early Friday.
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