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Nathan Deal

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 2 storm, but remains a danger to 10 million

Hurricane Florence downgraded to Category 2 storm, but remains a danger to 10 million

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast.

Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia's governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and South Carolina in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes.

The National Hurricane Center's best guess was that...

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