September 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Updated: September 17, 2018 12:14 pm

Tracking Hurricane Florence as it bears down on U.S. East Coast

WATCH ABOVE: Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

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Hurricane Florence has made landfall along the U.S. East Coast, bringing with it heavy rains and battering winds.

READ MORE: Hurricane Florence is ‘very dangerous,’ but don’t expect everyone to evacuate

The storm was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm Friday evening, and has prompted more than a million people to flee the Carolinas and Virgina as residents heed dire warnings from officials.

“This storm is a monster. It’s big and it’s vicious. It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said.

Global News was on the ground in storm-impacted areas — below is an archived blog with developments as Florence made landfall.

WATCH: Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas

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