How Hurricane Florence overcame big odds to target the East Coast

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How Hurricane Florence overcame big odds to target the East Coast

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Hurricane Florence has done something strange.

The Category 4 storm — which is expected to make landfall somewhere in the Southeastern U.S. on early Friday morning as a major hurricane — has broken with a 170-year long history of Atlantic hurricanes to now target the United States.

Since 1851, there have been 33 named-storms that churned within 100 miles of Florence's position in the middle of the AtlanticNone of them, according to a tweet from hurricane scientist Phil Klotzbach, ever made landfall in the U.S.

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