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EN FOTOS: Reacciones ante el aterrador huracán Florence

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This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 13:15 UTC on September 13, 2018, shows Hurricane Florence beginning to hit the US east coast. - Florence edged closer to the east coast of the US Thursday, with tropical-force winds and rain already lashing barrier islands just off the North Carolina mainland. The huge storm weakened to a Category 2 hurricane overnight, but forecasters warned that it still packed a dangerous punch, 110 mile-an-hour (175 kph) winds and torrential rains. (Photo by Jose ROMERO / NOAA/RAMMB / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB” - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSJOSE 

 (JOSE ROMERO / AFP/Getty Images)
Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC - SEPTEMBER 13: Waves crash underneath the Oceana Pier as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast September 13, 2018 in Atlantic Beach, United States. Coastal cities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under evacuation orders as the Category 2 hurricane approaches the United States. 

 (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches

IN SPACE - SEPTEMBER 13: In this NOAA satellite handout image captured at 15:02 UTC, shows Hurricane Florence as it travels west in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the U.S. on September 13, 2018. Coastal cities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under evacuation orders as the Category 2 hurricane approaches the United States. 

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Carolinas Prepare As Hurricane Florence Approaches

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC - SEPTEMBER 13: Waves crash underneath the Oceana Pier as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence being to affect the coast September 13, 2018 in Atlantic Beach, United States. Coastal cities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are under evacuation orders as the Category 2 hurricane approaches the United States. 

 (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
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Shrimp boats are moored to the dock at Mitchell Seafood in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina on September 13, 2018 in advance of Hurricane Florence. - Hurricane Florence edged closer to the east coast of the US Thursday, with tropical-force winds and rain already lashing barrier islands just off the North Carolina mainland. The huge storm weakened to a Category 2 hurricane overnight, but forecasters warned that it still packed a dangerous punch, 110 mile-an-hour (175 kph) winds and torrential rains. 

 (LOGAN CYRUS / AFP/Getty Images)
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Ocean water rushes down Cape Hatteras Pier Drive in Frisco, N.C., on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence reach the area on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. 

 (Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pil / AP)
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An onlooker checks out the heavy surf at the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.

 (Gerry Broome / AP)
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Body surfer Andrew Vanotteren, of Savannah, Ga., crashes into waves from Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept., 12, 2018, on the south beach of Tybee Island, Ga. Vanotteren and his friend Bailey Gaddis said the waves have gotten bigger and better every evening as the storm approaches. 

 (Stephen B. Morton / AP)
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In this Sept. 12, 2018 photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Florence churns over the Atlantic Ocean heading for the U.S. east coast as seen from the International Space Station. Astronaut Alexander Gerst, who shot the photo, tweeted: “Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It’s chilling, even from space." 

 (Alexander Gerst / AP)
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Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast. 

 (Chuck Burton / AP)
Carolinas Prepare As Florence Approaches As A Major Hurricane

WILMINGTON, NC - SEPTEMBER 13: Mike Pollack and his wife Meredith Pollack move a dock box from their dock as Hurricane Florence approaches the area, on September 13, 2018 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Hurricane Florence is expected on early Friday possibly as a category 2 or 3 storm along the North Carolina and South Carolina coastline. 

 (Mark Wilson / Getty Images)
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Crew members and boat owners help to moor the ‘Miss Janice,’ a shrimp boat, to the dock at Mitchell Seafood on Wheeler Creek in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina on September 13, 2018 in advance of Hurricane Florence. - Hurricane Florence edged closer to the east coast of the US Thursday, with tropical-force winds and rain already lashing barrier islands just off the North Carolina mainland. The huge storm weakened to a Category 2 hurricane overnight, but forecasters warned that it still packed a dangerous punch, 110 mile-an-hour (175 kph) winds and torrential rains. 

 (LOGAN CYRUS / AFP/Getty Images)
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The 17th Street levee is viewed in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2018, which may be used to hold back flood waters from Hurricane Florence, as it approaches the southeast coast of the US. The levee when closed would span 17th street to block rising floodwater from the Potomac river. 

 (MANDEL NGAN / AFP/Getty Images)
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New Hanover Sheriff’s deputy J. Brown wraps a gas pump for protection in Wilmington, N.C., as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast Thursday, 

 (Chuck Burton / AP)
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New Hanover Sheriff’s Corp. N. Brothers wraps a gas pump for protection in Wilmington, N.C., as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. 

 (Chuck Burton / AP)
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Southeast Tennessee American Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Jerry Wang preps cots in the gym at the Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management, American Red Cross and other organizations are joining to open and operate a shelter at the Brainerd Youth & Family Development Center for coastal residents fleeing Hurricane Florence, according to a news release. 

 (C.B. Schmelter / AP)
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Heavy equipment trucks and bulldozers are parked at Grainger Stadium Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 as the city awaits Hurricane Florence. 

 (Janet S. Carter / The Free Press / AP)
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Sam Kim and Donald Walker tape up the windows Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at Sam’s Hair and Beauty Supply in Kinston, N.C., ahead of Hurricane Florence. 

 (Janet S. Carter / AP)
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Search and Rescue boats, and members of FEMA gather Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the Global TransPark to prepare for Hurricane Florence in Kinston. 

 (Janet S. Carter / AP)
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Deborah Covington walks his dog past Front Street Brewery in downtown Wilmington, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 ahead of Hurricane Florence. 

 (Matt Born / AP)
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Corey Greene restocks 40 pound bags of ice in the freezer at Rose Ice and Coal Co. in Wilmington, N.C. Thursday Sept. 13, 2018. A steady stream of sutlers were grabbing both dry ice and regular ice in advance of Hurricane Florence. The company sold 2,245 lbs of dry ice and 1253 lbs of regular ice on Wednesday. Residents along the coast of both North and South Carolina are bracing for the impact of the hurricane. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer/TNS) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, TCN - OUTS ** (Chuck Liddy / TNS)
Florence cae a categor?a dos a menos de 500 kil?metros de EE.UU.

EPA7799. JACKSONVILLE (ESTADOS UNIDOS), 13/09/2018.- Vista de las camas que han sido instaladas en un pabell?n de la Base del Cuerpo de Marines Camp Lejaune en previsi?n a la llegada del hurac?n Florence, en Jacksonville, Carolina del Norte (EEUU), el 12 de septiembre de 2018. El hurac?n Florence se debilit? hoy a categor?a dos con vientos m?ximos sostenidos de 175 kil?metros por hora en su avance por el Atl?ntico hacia la costa de EE.UU., de la que ya solo le separan unos 450 kil?metros. Pese a la perdida de fuerza, los expertos alertan de que su potencial destructor sigue intacto. EFE/Foto cedida por el Cuerpo De La Marina De Eeuu 

 (CUERPO DE LA MARINA DE EEUU / EPA)
Marge Brown, George Brown

Marge Brown, 65, says goodbye to her father, George Brown, 90, before he is evacuated from a healthcare home in Morehead City, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. “I’d like to stay and see what happens. I’m 90 plus,” said Brown, a WWII veteran who says he’s survived a plane crash and severe burns from a laboratory fire where he once worked. 

 (David Goldman / AP)
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